Effect of intervention through a pharmaceutical care program on patient adherence with prescribed once-daily atorvastatin.

@article{Vrijens2006EffectOI,
  title={Effect of intervention through a pharmaceutical care program on patient adherence with prescribed once-daily atorvastatin.},
  author={Bernard C Vrijens and Ann Belmans and Katelijne E Matthys and Erik P A de Klerk and Emmanuel Lesaffre},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={115-21}
}
AIMS Correct execution of prescribed dosing regimen(s) is essential for patients to benefit from lipid lowering treatments. The objective of this study was to estimate the effect of a pharmaceutical care program on the adherence of once-daily atorvastatin treatment in patients with elevated cholesterol levels. METHODS In both linguistic regions of Belgium, two districts were randomized between usual care and a supportive intervention program. Eligible patients included hyperlipemic subjects… CONTINUE READING

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