Pharmacist-based Donepezil Outpatient Consultation Service to improve medication persistence

  title={Pharmacist-based Donepezil Outpatient Consultation Service to improve medication persistence},
  author={Norio Watanabe and Keiko Yamamura and Yusuke Suzuki and Hiroyuki Umegaki and Katsuro Shigeno and Ryo Matsushita and Yoshimichi Sai and Ken-Ichi Miyamoto and Kiyofumi Yamada},
  booktitle={Patient preference and adherence},
AIM Donepezil is widely used to delay the progression of cognitive dysfunction in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the efficacy of pharmacotherapy is often reduced by poor adherence to medication. In order to improve adherence by providing information about AD and the significance of pharmacotherapy, the Donepezil Outpatient Consultation Service (DOCS) was set up. The influence of this service on medication persistence was assessed in the present study. METHODS Among outpatients… CONTINUE READING
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