Medication adherence for 90-day quantities of medication dispensed through retail and mail order pharmacies.

@article{Khandelwal2011MedicationAF,
  title={Medication adherence for 90-day quantities of medication dispensed through retail and mail order pharmacies.},
  author={Nikhil Khandelwal and Ian Duncan and Elan Rubinstein and Tamim Ahmed and Cheryl L Pegus and Patricia L. Murphy and Kenneth E Kudrak},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 11},
  pages={
          e427-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To examine relative medication adherence of patients filling 90-day supplies of maintenance medications using retail and mail order channels. It was hypothesized that adherence rates would not differ across the 2 channels. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional retrospective analysis was conducted using de-identified pharmacy claims data from a large pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) database over a 2-year period (January 2008 to August 2010). Patients who were continuously eligible for at… CONTINUE READING

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