Cost-related immunosuppressive medication nonadherence among kidney transplant recipients.

@article{Evans2010CostrelatedIM,
  title={Cost-related immunosuppressive medication nonadherence among kidney transplant recipients.},
  author={Roger Williams Evans and William H Applegate and David Michael Briscoe and David Jacques Cohen and Christopher C Rorick and Barbara T Murphy and Joren C. Madsen},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 12},
  pages={2323-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Immunosuppressive medications are essential in preventing kidney transplant rejection. Continuous insurance coverage for outpatient immunosuppressive medications remains a major issue. The objective of this study was to establish the prevalence and consequences of cost-related immunosuppressive medication nonadherence. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS A descriptive survey of all U.S. kidney transplant programs (n = 254) was conducted. The response rate… CONTINUE READING
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