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New Chart: Top Targets for Health Plan Medication Adherence Programs

SUMMARY: Medication adherence programs can improve patient care and lower healthcare costs by more effectively managing chronic medication utilization. We wanted to see which populations are in most need of programs to improve medication adherence.

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The January 2010 Medication Adherence e-survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network captured the industry's efforts of 107 healthcare organizations to improve medication adherence. The 26.1 percent who categorized themselves as health plans target the following populations for medication adherence:

  • Take multiple medications: 90 percent

  • Have multiple chronic conditions: 90 percent

  • Experienced recent transitions in care: 60 percent

  • Have history of non-adherence: 50 percent

  • Concerned with cost of medication: 40 percent

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Download the executive summary of 2010 Benchmarks in Medication Adherence and Management.

Source: 2010 Benchmarks in Improving Medication Adherence, May, 2010

2010 Benchmarks in Improving Medication Adherence

2010 Benchmarks in Improving Medication Adherence provides actionable information from 107 healthcare organizations on their efforts to improve medication adherence and compliance in their populations and the impact that medication therapy management programs are having on adherence levels, medication costs, ER visits, hospital and nursing home admissions, risk of death and other areas of concern.

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