Pharmacist intervention to improve medication adherence in heart failure: a randomized trial.

@article{Murray2007PharmacistIT,
  title={Pharmacist intervention to improve medication adherence in heart failure: a randomized trial.},
  author={Michael D. Murray and James M. Young and Shawn Hoke and Wanzhu Tu and Michael Weiner and Daniel G. Morrow and Kevin Stroupe and Jingwei Wu and Daniel S. Clark and Faye E. Smith and Irmina Gradus-Pizlo and Morris Weinberger and Dr D. Craig Brater},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={146 10},
  pages={714-25}
}
Context Patients sometimes have difficulty following complicated treatment regimens. Contribution In this trial, 314 low-income patients with congestive heart failure were randomly assigned to a pharmacist intervention or usual care. The pharmacist assessed patient knowledge and provided instructions about medication use. During the 9-month intervention, patients in the intervention group had greater medication adherence than patients in the usual care group (79% vs. 68%). These differences… CONTINUE READING
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