4th Patient Adherence Summit
16 Sep 2013 - 17 Sep 2013 - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Patients’ non-adherence to prescribed medications costs the US health care system an estimated $290 billion annually and leads to poor clinical outcomes, increased hospitalization, and higher mortality. Drug manufacturers lose billions as well. Patient advocacy can be a huge part of the solution to this problem as it is concerned with patient education and knowledge sharing about the use of medication and how to obtain needed care. The medication compliance rate has not improved in the last five decades!