Discontinuation and reinitiation patterns of osteoporosis treatment among commercially insured postmenopausal women

@inproceedings{Balasubramanian2013DiscontinuationAR,
  title={Discontinuation and reinitiation patterns of osteoporosis treatment among commercially insured postmenopausal women},
  author={Akhila Balasubramanian and M. Alan Brookhart and Vamshidar Goli and Cathy W. Critchlow},
  booktitle={International journal of general medicine},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE Poor adherence to chronic medications is common and compromises medication effectiveness. We sought to describe longitudinal patterns of osteoporosis medication use. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective observational cohort study using 2005-2009 data from a large, commercially insured population. METHODS Patients were women aged ≥55 years initiating osteoporosis therapy who had a ≥12-month (baseline) period with no osteoporosis therapy claims preceding initiation, and ≥24 months… CONTINUE READING

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