Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
September 28, 2011Vol. I. No. 38

Top Targets for Health Plan
Medication Adherence Programs

Which Populations are Targeted for Medication Adherence? This Week's Challenge: Medication adherence programs can improve patient care and lower healthcare costs by more effectively managing chronic medication utilization. We wanted to see which populations are in most need of programs to improve medication adherence. Click here to view a printable version of the chart.

What We Learned: The January 2010 Medication Adherence e-survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network captured the industry's efforts of 107 healthcare organizations to improve medication adherence. The 26.1 percent who categorized themselves as health plans target the following populations for medication adherence:

  • Take multiple medications: 90 percent

  • Have multiple chronic conditions: 90 percent

  • Experienced recent transitions in care: 60 percent

  • Have history of non-adherence: 50 percent

  • Concerned with cost of medication: 40 percent

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Excerpted from 2010 Benchmarks in Medication Adherence and Management, which provides actionable information from 107 healthcare organizations on their efforts to improve medication adherence and compliance in their populations and the impact that medication therapy management programs are having on adherence levels, medication costs, ER visits, hospital and nursing home admissions, risk of death and other areas of concern.

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