COMMENTARY: Review: Good adherence (compared with poor adherence) to drug therapy is associated with a reduction in mortality

Avorn, Jerry
November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p80
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on a study that was conducted to examine how good adherence to drug therapy is linked to a reduction in mortality. It was reported that patients' use of medications over time found similarly reduced mortality rates in good compared with poor compliers, often beyond any reported life-saving effects of the drugs. Patients who comply well with one medication are likely to do so with their other drugs, and also with nondrug regimens, such as diet and exercise.


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