Assessment and potential determinants of compliance and persistence to antiosteoporosis therapy in Italy.

@article{Casula2014AssessmentAP,
  title={Assessment and potential determinants of compliance and persistence to antiosteoporosis therapy in Italy.},
  author={Manuela Casula and Alberico L. Catapano and Rossana Piccinelli and Enrica Menditto and Lamberto Manzoli and Luisa De Fendi and Valentina Orlando and Maria Elena Flacco and Marco Gambera and Alessandro Filippi and Elena Tragni},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={e138-45}
}
OBJECTIVES To analyze adherence to antiosteoporosis drugs (AODs) and to assess the influence of patient-related and drug-related factors. STUDY DESIGN Observational, retrospective study. METHODS Data on prescriptions for AODs from 2007 through 2008 were retrieved from administrative databases of 10 Italian local health units. Key measurements included compliance and persistence at 1 year. Multivariate regression analyses were performed to estimate adjusted risk ratios for compliance less… CONTINUE READING
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