Infographic: Why Don’t People Take Their Medications?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Many Americans don’t take their medications as they are prescribed, resulting in various health issues and billions of dollars spent on otherwise avoidable medical costs.

Approximately 125,000 deaths per year are linked to medication non-adherence, according to a new infographic from Health Prize. The infographic pinpoints the top excuses and reasons people give for not adhering to their medication, patient populations most likely to ignore prescription instructions, the effects of non-adherence and ways to address these issues.

Why People Do Not Take Their Medications

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You may also be interested in this related resource: 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Improving Medication Adherence.

Take a look at HIN’s medication adherence infographic: Medication Adherence: Getting America to Take Its Medicine.

Medication Adherence


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