Association between non-adherence to statin and hospitalization for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in a national cohort.

@article{Shin2014AssociationBN,
  title={Association between non-adherence to statin and hospitalization for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in a national cohort.},
  author={Sukyoun Shin and Sunmee Jang and Tae-Jin Lee and Ho Sik Kim},
  journal={International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics},
  year={2014},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={948-56}
}
OBJECTIVES This study evaluates the effect of adherence to stain on hospitalization for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in South Korea. METHODS We performed a national cohort study on 423,786 individuals using the Korean National Health Insurance Claims Database. The cohort was composed of individuals who were aged between 18 and 84 years, were newly treated with statin, and were followed from 2005 to 2009. Adherence to statin was calculated using medication possession ratio… CONTINUE READING