A randomized telephone intervention trial to reduce primary medication nonadherence.

  title={A randomized telephone intervention trial to reduce primary medication nonadherence.},
  author={Michael A. Fischer and James Brian Jones and Eric Wright and Ryan P Van Loan and Jing Xie and Lauren Gallagher and Aaron M Wurst and William H. Shrank},
  journal={Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy},
  volume={21 2},
BACKGROUND Primary medication nonadherence (PMN), defined as patients not picking up an initial prescription, can limit the effectiveness of therapy for chronic conditions. Effective interventions to reduce PMN have not been widely studied or implemented. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of an additional nurse-directed telephone intervention to reduce PMN in a cohort of patients with persistent nonadherence after repeated pharmacy-based outreach. METHODS Patients in the Geisinger Health… CONTINUE READING


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