Proper Adherence: What we have learned

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: SHASKE, John (University of British Columbia Ascent Health Care Consultants, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gibsons, Canada)
  • Co-author(s): John Shaske
  • Abstract:


    Background

     

    Failure to adhere costs the Canadian health care system an estimated $10 billion a year in unnecessary doctor visits and/or emergency hospital visits.  Since the mid 90s there have been concerted initiatives developed to improve adherence.  In 1979 a compliance figure of 29% was considered normal.  Once increased patient counselling


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