Tag Archives: Reason intervention alignment

There are many reasons why patients may not adhere to prescribed medication regimens (see ‘nonadherence reasons’). Similarly there are many possible ways that adherence may be improved (see ‘interventions’). However, each intervention usually only addresses a specific reason or reasons. It is essential therefore to correctly align the right intervention with an identified nonadherence reason.

Improving Adherence – Aligning Interventions to Reasons, pt 2

Part 2 of this post examines proven interventions for improving adherence. Then it looks at how these interventions match up to with the ‘top ten’ reasons for non-adherence (see Part 1). Matching interventions to reasons is important, because approaches are then aligned with individual patient needs. Every story needs a beginning, middle, and end. Part 1 of this post represented the beginning; proposing a top ten reasons why patients don’t adhere to… Read More »

Improving Adherence – Aligning Interventions to Reasons, pt1

Improving adherence depends on identifying specific patient reasons for non-adherence, then choosing the right intervention(s) to address them. This is part one of a two-part post that explores how this can be achieved in everyday practice. Some posts are easy to write. You get an idea – often sparked by a new piece of information – and away you go! This two-part post is different. It has taken research time and… Read More »

Pharmacists Working Hard to Improve Adherence

              Poor medication adherence is a nationwide problem. So which healthcare professionals are working hardest to overcome this issue? The latest NCPA Digest report strengthens pharmacists’ claim to this tag. Strong Pharmacist Support for Adherence Pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS have shown strong commitment to improving adherence. Their respective WellTransitions and Pharmacy Advisor programs (see here and here) are examples of this. Now the… Read More »