Medication Adherence and Prompting

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Medication adherence refers to ‘the extent to which a patient’s medication-taking behaviour and/or execution of lifestyle changes corresponds with agreed recommendations from a healthcare provider’. Optimal therapeutic efficacy generally requires an adherence rate of 80%.

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Studies suggest that about 50% of people living with chronic illness stop taking their prescribed medicines within 12 months, and that up to 30% of prescriptions are never filled at all. Not only does medicine non-adherence have clinical consequences such as disease progression, morbidity and mortality - it also results in increased costs and use of healthcare resources.

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Chelsea Jury
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Mary Fletcher
01 Mar 2022
Medication adherence is an area especially in aged care and care in the home that needs to be understood. This article is excellent in providing information.
sian greening
15 Feb 2022
A very brief review of the concept of medication prompting.
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Kate Kilpatrick
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Maria Potts
20 May 2022
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Good informative resource .
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Sandra Wood
01 Mar 2022
This information was informative with good resources supporting the topic presented
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Claire Ammellino
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