Compliance with cardiac medications

By  |  February 3, 2011 | 

In this large population based study of patients on cardiac medications, those on statins filled on average 11 prescriptions, for 6 different medications, written by 2 physicians, during 5 pharmacy trips (all within 3 month). The greater the complexity of the regimen, the lower the compliance. We all need to balance medication regimen complexity with the ability of patients to comply with that regimen (abstract)

About the Author:

Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.


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