Tag Archives: Adherence measures

This term describes the various ways in which a patient’s adherence to a prescribed medication’s regimen can be measured. There are many different measures that can be used, but unfortunately all have drawbacks. The most common measure is called ‘proportion of days covered’ (PDC). This uses prescription fill data to calculate the percentage of days a patient has medication on hand to take for their chronic conditions.

Interesting New Study on Classifying Non-adherence

New ways of describing adherence behavior types may allow better prediction and management of non-adherence. Commitments to Reduce Non-adherence CVS Caremark is probably best known as one of the largest U.S. pharmacy groups. What may be less well-known are its strong commitments to improve medication adherence. Commitments that include research partnerships with leading academic and hospital centers, like Harvard, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and University of Pennsylvania. A list of… Read More »