Unfilled prescriptions of medicare beneficiaries: prevalence, reasons, and types of medicines prescribed.

@article{Kennedy2008UnfilledPO,
  title={Unfilled prescriptions of medicare beneficiaries: prevalence, reasons, and types of medicines prescribed.},
  author={James J Kennedy and Iulia Balbach Tuleu and Katherine Mackay},
  journal={Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={553-60}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the proven efficacy of prescription regimens in reducing disease symptoms and preventing or minimizing complications, poor medication adherence remains a significant public health problem. Medicare beneficiaries have high rates of chronic illness and prescription medication use, making this population particularly vulnerable to nonadherence. Failure to fill prescribed medication is a key component of nonadherence. OBJECTIVES To (1) determine the rates of self-reported… CONTINUE READING

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