Tag Archives: Adherence as mediator

Adherence to medications is a mediator in the sense that it can help achieve desired healthcare outcomes. For example, a healthcare provider (HCP) and a patient may discuss and agree the use of a particular medication. In this discussion, they may review the desired outcome of the medication’s use, perhaps in terms of improving the patient’s health status. However, achievement of this goal depends on the patient taking the medication as instructed by the HCP (ie, medication adherence). In the example given, adherence may be a key factor in achieving the target improvement in the patient’s health status.

Physicians and Adherence: What Does ‘Good’ Look Like?

Physicians are very well placed to drive improvements in medication adherence. But are they fully engaged in the task? This is the first in a two-part post – “Physicians and Adherence: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” – that will explore this question. This part focuses on: What does ‘good’ look like? ‘Volume’-to-‘Value’ and the Role of Adherence With healthcare emphasis shifting to ‘value of care’ and away from… Read More »