Study: Rx compliance still a concern

July 17, 2006

More than one-third (35%) of patients report not filling all the prescriptions they receive, according to a new study conducted by Wilson Health Information and The J. Scott Group. The study of 32,000 patients indicated that this percentage is virtually unchanged over the past three years in spite of efforts by healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies to convey the benefits of compliance.

Study: Rx compliance still a concern

More than one-third (35%) of patients report not filling all the prescriptions they receive, according to a new study conducted by Wilson Health Information and The J. Scott Group. The study of 32,000 patients indicated that this percentage is virtually unchanged over the past three years in spite of efforts by healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies to convey the benefits of compliance. The study also found that 65% of all study respondents did not comply with prescriber directions-either not taking all of the medication or not taking the medication as directed.

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