This Week's Challenge: According to the more than 100 healthcare companies who responded to HIN's latest medication adherence (MA) e-survey, 61 percent say that hypertension is the top health condition targeted by MA programs. We wanted to see which other conditions are targeted.
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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 working to improve MA and medication compliance in the populations they serve. According to survey respondents, the top five conditions targeted by MA programs are:
- Hypertension: 61 percent
Diabetes: 57.6 percent
Heart failure: 55.9 percent
COPD: 52.5 percent
CAD: 50.8 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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