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How extensive is medication non-adherence and is it important?

  • At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: LAUFS, Ulrich (Universität des Saarlandes, Innere Medizin III, Kardiologische Forschung, Homburg, Germany)
  • Abstract:

    ABSTRACT: Adherence to medical therapy correlates with morbidity and survival. Average non-adherence rates are between 20 – 50% in patients with chronic diseases. The number of elderly individuals requiring poly-pharmacy will dramatically increase in the near future.Adherence to medication can be effectively improved by specific measures such as

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Last update 4 October 2019

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