Results from a recent study on medication adherence concluded that an astonishing 50% of patients do not take their medication. Consequently causing 125,000 deaths and $290 billion in medical costs – both of which can be avoided. The main reason a patient becomes non-adherent is that they unintentionally forget to take their medication; followed by the patient intentionally not taking their medication because they’re feeling better or they feel the medication wasn’t working. Demographics can also play a roll in a patient’s medication adherence levels. For example, a 2014 study by the CDC found that patients who live in the south are more likely to be non-adherent than those in the north.
Predictive analytics makes it possible to identify which patients are likely to stop taking their prescribed medication, whether or not they have a history of being non-adherent. Healthcare professionals can then intervene to ensure patients stay compliant and persistent with their prescriptions. Improvement in adherence increases patients’ well-being and reduces costs for healthcare organizations resulting from medication non-adherence.
Did you know...
of the patients claim forgetfulness as the reason for non-adherence
Deaths each year are related to patients not adhering to medication prescriptions
Avoidable medical costs related to medication non-adherence
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