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7 Barriers to Medication Adherence

A lack of social support is one of the chief barriers to medication adherence. If a patient has no friends or family to discuss their health and required medications with, they are more likely to skip them, says Thom Stambaugh, … finish reading 7 Barriers to Medication Adherence

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Blood Pressure Control Rates Nearly Double with Kaiser Permanente Program

Single pill combinations and consistent follow-ups with hypertension patients helped improve the rate of blood pressure control by nearly twice as much, according to a study at Kaiser Permanente, as reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). … finish reading Blood Pressure Control Rates Nearly Double with Kaiser Permanente Program

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Improvements in 6 Key Areas of Medication Use Could Save More Than $200 Billion Annually

Irresponsible use of medicine, including non-adherence and medication errors, costs the United States more than $200 billion a year, representing 8 percent of the country’s total annual healthcare expenditures, according to a new study released by the IMS Institute for … finish reading Improvements in 6 Key Areas of Medication Use Could Save More Than $200 Billion Annually

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Medication Adherence Can Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs for Patients with Heart Disease

Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who are medication adherent can save the healthcare system up to $868 per patient per year, according to a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and CVS Caremark, published in the American Journal of … finish reading Medication Adherence Can Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs for Patients with Heart Disease

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Medication Adherence During Care Transitions Getting Closer Look

While complex patients have long been targets of medication adherence programs, research is showing that patients transitioning from one care facility to another are driving up healthcare costs associated with non-adherence, because of the gaps and resulting errors that can … finish reading Medication Adherence During Care Transitions Getting Closer Look

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3 Ways to Improve Medication Adherence

Once you understand the basic underlying reasons for medication adherence, which include expense and safety, practices such as motivational interviewing can help the pharmacist steer them towards adherence, explains Dr. Janice Pringle, director of the Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU) … finish reading 3 Ways to Improve Medication Adherence

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6 Success Factors in Reducing Readmissions

By risk-stratifying patients at high risk for hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations into a coordinated, multi-disciplinarian program, HealthCare Partners Medical Group of California has greatly reduced hospital readmissions for its patients, explains Dr. Stuart Levine, the organization’s corporate medical director. Here he … finish reading 6 Success Factors in Reducing Readmissions

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90-Day Medication Supply Drives Better Adherence, Reduces Medicaid Costs

When compared to 30-day refills, 90-day medication refills at community pharmacies for Medicaid patients drive greater medication adherence, improved cost savings and generate nominal waste across four therapeutic categories, according to a new Walgreens study. The study’s release comes as … finish reading 90-Day Medication Supply Drives Better Adherence, Reduces Medicaid Costs

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4 Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence

Increasingly, healthcare organizations are putting in place interventions in which pharmacists help to guide patients and health plan members to higher levels of medication adherence — programs that take place in the pharmacy, in the physician practice, or virtually. Once … finish reading 4 Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence

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3 Ways to Assess Patients for Medication Adherence

Borrowing from therapeutic alliance formulas in other healthcare areas, pharmacists are increasingly using methods like motivational interviewing and brief interventions to successfully screen and evaluate patients for medication adherence, says Janice Pringle, PhD, director of the Program Evaluation Research Unit … finish reading 3 Ways to Assess Patients for Medication Adherence

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