Consider Approaches to Help Patients Adhere to Meds
Approximately one in five new prescriptions are never filled...and about half of filled Rxs are taken incorrectly.
Adhering to meds can improve patient outcomes...such as improving remission rates in depression or reducing hospital readmissions. There are also financial rewards and risks...tied to quality measures.
Think of med adherence as a chronic issue...with seasons of flares and remission. Start with a differential diagnosis...forgetfulness, perceived lack of benefit, side effects, cost, etc.