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Proper Adherence: What we have learned

  • In: Improved outcomes: Better health on Monday, 11 September 2017, 14:30-17:30
  • At: Seoul (South Korea) (2017)
  • 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:



    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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