Tag Archives: Outcomes

Outcomes refer to the impact of healthcare actions on patients. For example, it may describe the change in health status resulting from a therapeutic or medical intervention. In site posts, outcomes will often refer to the impacts of medication adherence or non-adherence on a patient’s health status.

7 Reasons HCPs Should Work Harder at Optimizing Adherence

Optimizing adherence has positive impacts on many aspects of healthcare, including outcomes, quality, and costs. When taken all together, these impacts provide clear incentives for HCPs to work harder to achieve better adherence. Optimizing Adherence and Outcomes of Care Many of you I’m sure are familiar with the ‘Physician Charter’, published in Annals of Internal Medicine in 2002 (see here). This multinational consensus drew on both European and U.S. expertise… Read More »

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 »