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69% of Medication Non-Adherence Due to Poor Patient Behaviors

HealthIT Analytics reports on a white paper recently released by Express Scripts that claims 69% of medication non-adherence is due to poor patient behavior. They examine the link between cost and medication non-adherence and how identifying the cause of non-adherence has help to predict such behavior.

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Healthentic: Take Your Meds or Face Increased Hospitalization, Costs

A new analysis of nearly 100,000 people by Seattle-based Healthentic (which helps employers evaluate the health needs and costs of their workers) shows that medication nonadherence is costing employers money.

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New Readmission-Reduction Guidelines Emphasize Medication Management and Improved Adherence

A report from the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) has provided a list of recommendations for reducing hospital readmissions through better systemic medication management and adherence, especially for patients at highest risk. The report provides guidance for stakeholders working to reduce hospital readmissions through medication management.

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Surprising Drug Facts Most Americans Don't Know

In honor of National Drug Facts Week (Jan 26–Feb 1), Huffington Post shared a list of surprising drug facts most people don't know. The first fact cited is that "82 percent of U.S. adults take at least one medication... 29 percent take five or more."

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Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says

According to a new report from the CDC, 1 in 10 Americans don't take their medications because they can't afford to.

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Why Less is More: Getting Better Outcomes from Simpler Medication Regimens for Complex Patients

Article featured in Forbes Magazine that describes why doctors need to weigh the value of an added medication against the increased likelihood of non-adherence. Because adherence is non-linear, it's important to understand the impact of each medication choice.

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The Medication Adherence Roadmap: A Path Forward

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) outlines a system-wide strategy for making improved adherence an integral part of health reform.

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Medication Adherence and Health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology discusses the opportunities and challenges for health IT to improve medication adherence.

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