Optimizing medication adherence in older persons with hypertension

  title={Optimizing medication adherence in older persons with hypertension},
  author={William J. Elliott},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
Suboptimal control of hypertension in largecommunities can be attributed, in part, toabout 50% of patients who stop taking theirantihypertensive drugs after 1 year. Older patientswith many illnesses (including chronic kidneydisease) are at especially high risk for discontinuingprescribed medications, but age is a weaker predictor than the number of consumed pills.Determining if medications are being taken asprescribed is difficult, but asking the patientand significant other the simple question… CONTINUE READING
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