The American Journal of Managed Care - July 2009
Post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial found that a 1-session educational intervention targeted at patients and primary care physicians did not improve osteoporosis medication adherence.
With the exception of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, fasting lipid profiles were not significantly changed after higher potency statins were removed from prescription formularies.
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare the effectiveness of automated telephone and mail outreach to prompt compliance with periodic diabetes laboratory testing.
This study compares the performance of several definitions of concurrent adherence to related medications.
Higher medication adherence among Medicaid beneficiaries with congestive heart failure was associated with lower healthcare utilization and lower costs, and the relationship to costs was graded.
Generic prescribing was associated with improved medication adherence in 2 of 5 study conditions, but $0 copayments were associated with improved adherence across all conditions.
Patients who used workplace primary care and pharmacy services had higher adherence rates to medications for their chronic conditions than community-treated patients.
This research develops a multiattribute decision model to aid in the selection of preferred mood-stabilizing agents for the treatment of bipolar disorder.