There are a lot of studies out there that use patient segmentations in an attempt to quantify the impact of non-adherence.
Just to be clear - this is not that report.
To provide adherence improvement strategies, this report focuses on what many recent academic studies have found to be the most influential aspect of medication adherence and compliance: the Pharmacist.
We've surveyed 85 US-based non-hospital-based pharmacists to assess their attitudes, beliefs, and ideas for patient adherence and compliance, and provide recommendations to pharmaceutical companies and managed care organizations on how they can better design and implement their adherence programs.
This report is divided into three sections:
1. Pharmacists' drivers for improving adherence - In this section pharmacists give their views on:
- Who is responsible for what in terms of adherence
- What they need in order to make adherence a priority in their jobs
- What their internal tools, applications, and capabilities are
- Barriers to implementing adherence programs at their site
2. Evaluation of current adherence programs - In this section pharmacists give their views on:
- The patient-centric approach to adherence
- What pharmaceutical companies should do to help pharmacists increase adherence
- What managed care organizations should do to help pharmacists increase adherence
- What the best adherence programs look like
- How satisfied they are with their interactions with pharmaceutical manufacturers and managed care organizations
3. Suggestions for improving adherence - In this section pharmacists give their views on:
- How to improve product and disease information materials
- How to design the better patient adherence material
- Which patient types can be best helped by pharmacists
- Where pharma and managed care should invest to in the area of adherence
As always, an appendix of Charts and Graphs is also included within this report with responses to all questions asked in this study.
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In the News:
09/09/2011 - MedAd News - "A new approach to approving adherence and compliance: focus on pharmacists' perspectives"
09/15/2011 - Pharmalot - "Who's To Blame for Lousy Patient Adherence?"