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The overall money spent on healthcare services by government, employers, patients, and the public (eg, through healthcare insurance). For 2011 this figure was $2.7 trillion. Non-adherence to medications is estimated to contribute about $300 billion to this number.

Solutions to Medication Adherence Are Within Reach

Adherence360 strives to improve medication adherence by promoting broad-based, multidisciplinary thinking and discussion; based on 360-degree viewpoints. Medication Adherence Is a Vital Healthcare Issue. The bottom line for patients who do not take their medications as prescribed is clear. It results in poorer health, more visits to emergency departments, and more admissions to hospital. Use of these extra healthcare services also adds to costs. A recent estimate  puts those added costs at around… Read More »