Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
July 4, 2012Vol. II. No. 27

Who's Responsible for Improving
Medication Adherence?

Who's Responsible for Improving Medication Adherence? This Week's Challenge: Evidence continues to mount that heightened levels of medication adherence correlate to reduced hospitalizations and emergency room visits, especially among Medicare patients. We wanted to see who is primarily responsible for improving medication adherence among patients and health plan members.

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What We Learned: HIN's second annual e-survey on improving medication adherence, administered in August 2011, captured how 162 healthcare organizations are improving medication adherence and compliance in their populations. According to survey respondents, the top five healthcare professionals responsible for improving medication adherence are:

  • Primary care physicians: 40 percent

  • Pharmacists: 34.7 percent

  • Case managers: 33.3 percent

  • Health coaches: 30.7 percent

  • Nurse practitioners: 21.3 percent

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2011 Benchmarks in Improving Medication Adherence

Excerpted from 2011 Benchmarks in Improving Medication Adherence provides actionable information from 162 healthcare organizations on their efforts to improve medication adherence and compliance in their populations. This second annual analysis of medication adherence programs documents the impact of these programs on adherence levels, medication costs, ER visits, hospital and nursing home admissions, risk of death and other areas of concern.

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