The importance of Medication Adherence in today’s marketplace has grown significantly. The following article substantiates the need to address the challenges around patient safety and appropriate medication use.
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RxSentinel+ makes it easier to track, monitor and report on the CMS star rating measures. RxSentinel+ enables health plans and benefit managers to design and manage patient safety and medication adherence programs to achieve higher Clinical and Formulary medication compliance.
The following article was originally posted by Charles Lee, MD, senior director, Clinical Knowledge – Meducation, First Databank (FDB) | February 13, 2018 on www.beckershospitalreview.com
Patient understanding – The cornerstone of patient adherence and safety
What percent of patients walk out of a pharmacy not knowing how to use their medicine correctly?
According to the Institute of Medicine, chances are that one in every three patients will have some difficulty understanding their medication instructions. [IOM, 2004] These patients have low health literacy. With 4.45 billion prescriptions dispensed in the United States last year, over 1.5 billion prescriptions pose a potential safety risk if the patient doesn’t take their medicine properly.