Compliance, persistence, and switching patterns for ACE inhibitors and ARBs.

@article{Vegter2011CompliancePA,
  title={Compliance, persistence, and switching patterns for ACE inhibitors and ARBs.},
  author={Stefan Vegter and Nhu H Nguyen and Sipke T. Visser and Lolkje de Jong-van den Berg and Maarten J Postma and Cornelis Hendrikus Boersma},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={609-16}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate compliance, persistence, and switching patterns for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). STUDY DESIGN Drug-utilization analysis using a large prescription database. METHODS Prescription data for more than 50,000 incident users of ACE inhibitors or ARBs were collected, cumulating close to 200,000 patient-years of medication use. Incidence, drug dosage, 1-year compliance, long-term persistence, and switching… CONTINUE READING