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Factors attributed to medication non-adherence

By Claire Thayer, July 12, 2016

Medication non-adherence has a huge impact on overall public health. Isolating factors attributed to nonadherence presents opportunities for providers and pharma organizations to not only step up to improve patient health outcomes, but also eliminate wasted medications. An Express Scripts study on this topic found that 69% of medication nonadherence is due to behavioral issues, for a variety of reasons such as forgetfulness or procrastination, 16% of nonadherence was due to cost, and 15% say that medication side effects contributed to non-adherent behaviors.

These and other findings are the focus of a recent MCOL infographoid, co-sponsored by LexisNexis Health Care, highlighted below:

MCOL’s weekly infoGraphoid is a benefit for MCOL Basic members and released each Wednesday as part of the MCOL Daily Factoid e-newsletter distribution service – find out more here.

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