Persistence, adherence, and risk of discontinuation associated with commonly prescribed antihypertensive drug monotherapies.

@article{Elliott2007PersistenceAA,
  title={Persistence, adherence, and risk of discontinuation associated with commonly prescribed antihypertensive drug monotherapies.},
  author={William J. Elliott and Craig A Plauschinat and Grant H Skrepnek and Douglas Gause},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={72-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess 1-year persistence and adherence with monotherapy using the most commonly dispensed individual agent in 4 antihypertensive drug classes: hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), amlodipine, lisinopril, or valsartan. DESIGN Retrospective, longitudinal analysis of initial prescriptions during 2001 to 2002 from a nationwide administrative claims database representing 11 million covered lives in the United States. MEASUREMENTS Drug utilization following initiation. Cox proportional… CONTINUE READING
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