Tag Archives: Adherence clutter

Most adherence data has been created through a ‘top-down’ approach. Promising interventions were identified and then tested for impact in relevant patient groups. The diversity of patient reasons for nonadherence, multiplied by variety of intervention types, multiplied again by different chronic diseases, and multiplied further by different methodologies have created the wealth of data at our disposal. Unfortunately it has been difficult to cross-compare study findings. So it’s hard for HCPs to figure out which interventions are most worthy of use? Or in which situations their use is most valuable? HCPs must also work out how to include adherence discussions into their hectic, over-worked, over-stressed, everyday schedule. Something that could be the biggest barrier of all; and which seems barely addressed in current adherence literature. All together this adds up to significant ‘adherence clutter’.

Simplify Adherence by Identifying Patient Intentions

Progress to improve adherence has been frustratingly slow. Maybe there are just too many options and too much information; making understanding and interpretation difficult? We need to simplify adherence in order to make the breakthroughs needed. Identifying patient intentions can help achieve this. Too Many Pieces in the Adherence Puzzle? Improvements in adherence have been difficult to achieve and progress has been frustratingly slow. To what extent is this lack… Read More »

How to Simplify Adherence Choices for HCPs

Adherence ‘clutter’ – the sheer volume of data on the topic – can be overwhelming. Breaking through this ‘clutter’ to simplify adherence choices is vital to developing practical, everyday solutions that HCPs can use. Breaking through the Adherence Clutter My last post introduced the concept of “adherence clutter”. A term coined to describe the overload of information that surrounds the topic of medication adherence. This wealth of data can be so… Read More »

3 Ways to Cut through the Adherence Clutter

In the 10+ years since the WHO’s “Evidence for Action” report, little real-world progress in adherence has been achieved. We’re drowning in information, but struggle to convert it into practical solutions. Here are some thoughts on how to cut through all the adherence clutter. More of the Same? No one doubts that adherence is a complex issue to solve. After all, over 50 reasons for non-adherence have been described and… Read More »