Tag Archives: Adherence overestimation

Hard data on a patient’s adherence may be difficult to get. Without this data, physicians may estimate adherence based on – for example – office conversations held with a patient. This term reflects the observation that physicians tend to overestimate how well patients are adhering to their medications’ regimens. A tendency to overestimate patients’ adherence levels may adversely affect doctors’ views on the importance of dealing with non-adherence.

Physicians and Adherence: the Bad, and the Ugly

Physicians are very well placed to drive improvements in medication adherence. But are they fully engaged in the task? This is the second in a two-part post exploring this question. Part one, ‘the Good’, is here. This second part focuses on: ‘the Bad and the Ugly’. The Story So Far Physicians are a critical cog in the adherence machine. With the focus of healthcare moving to ‘value’, doctors have clear… Read More »