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

  • In: 7A - Medication adherence: if you don’t take the medicines they won’t work! on Saturday, 6 October 2012, 14:00-17:00
  • At: Amsterdam (the Netherlands) (2012)
  • 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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