Treatment adherence and risk of death after a myocardial infarction

  title={Treatment adherence and risk of death after a myocardial infarction},
  author={Ralph I Horwitz and Catherine M Viscoli and Robert M. Donaldson and C. J. Murray and Jan Sindel{\'a}r},
  journal={The Lancet},
The relation of treatment adherence to mortality after a myocardial infarction was investigated among 2175 participants in the Beta Blocker Heart Attack Trial, which had data for measures of treatment adherence, clinical severity, and the psychological and social features that may influence post-infarction mortality. Overall, patients who did not adhere well to treatment regimen (ie, who took less than or equal to 75% of prescribed medication) were 2.6 times more likely than good adherers to… CONTINUE READING


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