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: 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.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.