This Week's Challenge: According to the more than 100 healthcare companies who responded to HIN's latest medication adherence (MA) e-survey, nearly 51 percent say that nurses have primary responsibility for improving MA in their population. We wanted to see which other healthcare professionals are considered responsible for improving MA.
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What We Learned: HIN's third annual Improving Medication Adherence e-survey conducted in January 2013 captured how many healthcare organizations are improving MA and compliance in the populations they serve. According to survey respondents, the top healthcare professionals responsible for improving MA, besides nurses, are:
- Nurse: 50.8 percent
- Case manager: 49.2 percent
- Pharmacist: 35.6 percent
- Health coach: 33.9 percent
- Primary provider: 33.9 percent
- Social worker: 16.9 percent
- Pharmacy care manager: 13.6 percent
- Other: 6.8 percent
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Excerpted from 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Improving Medication Adherence, which is now in its third year, and documents the impact of MA programs on adherence and compliance levels, medication costs, ER visits, hospital and skilled nursing facility admissions, risk of death, and other areas of concern.
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