The effect of cost on adherence to prescription medications in Canada.

  title={The effect of cost on adherence to prescription medications in Canada.},
  author={Michael R Law and Lucy Cheng and Irfan A. Dhalla and Deborah Heard and Steven G Morgan},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={184 3},
BACKGROUND Many patients do not adhere to treatment because they cannot afford their prescription medications, putting them at increased risk of adverse health outcomes. We determined the prevalence of cost-related nonadherence and investigated its associated characteristics, including whether a person has drug insurance. METHODS Using data from the 2007 Canada Community Health Survey, we analyzed the responses of 5732 people who answered questions about cost-related nonadherence to treatment… CONTINUE READING
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