Drug Compliance and Persistence -- A Major Public Health Problem

Karpman, Harold L.
December 2009
Internal Medicine Alert;12/29/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 24, p186
Patients who adhered to prescribed antihypertensive medication experienced a significantly decreased risk of acute cardiovascular events, yet only 6 months after diagnosis, only 8.1% of patients were classified as having high adherence, 40.5% demonstrated intermediate adherence, and 51.4% demonstrated low adherence to prescribed medication regimens.


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