The transition from hospital to home can be difficult. There are bills to pay, a home and family to take care of. Managing a complicated treatment regimen with multiple medications can seem impossible. Often, patients are simply overwhelmed by the challenge of staying adherent to treatment plans. Here are just a few of the consequences of non-adherence.
3.5 million patients are hospitalized each year due to non-adherence
$290 Billion: estimated annual cost of patients not taking medications as prescribed
10% of hospital admissions are due to patient non-adherence
About 50% of the 2 billion prescriptions filled each year are not taken correctly
30-50% of all patients ignore or otherwise compromise instructions concerning their medication
Approximately 700,000 Americans experience adverse reactions to prescribed drugs that require an emergency room visit
As many as 40% of patients do not adhere to their treatment regimen
Up to 21% of patients never fill their original prescriptions
60% of all patients cannot identify their own medications
Sources: AssistMed. (2015). Patient noncompliance statistics. Retrieved from http://www.assistmed.com/products-patient-adherence-patient-non-compliance-statistics/
Miller, S. (2014). Using feedback informed treatment to improve medication adherence and reduce healthcare costs. Retrieved from http://www.scottdmiller.com/feedback-informed-treatment-fit/pharmacy-project/
APC’s Adherence Solution
Our expert pharmacists are hands-on clinical champions for patients, providing high-touch reconciliation to ensure each patient has the most effective and affordable medication plan.
Medication Therapy Management
We provide innovative medication packaging, in single-dose packets, delivered right to patient’s’ doors to make medication adherence easy.
Personal Care Concierge
Our personal care concierge coordinates with all providers and pharmacy to ensure all parties are working together to fulfill the vision of the patient-centered medical home.
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Why Our Approach Works
Every APC patient has unique needs and challenges. That’s why our reconciliation goes beyond mere inventory. As pharmacists, we’re trained to evaluate the whole patient, including lifestyle factors and risks. We cross check prescriptions to ensure all medication is working is in the patient’s best interest. Then, we follow through with ongoing care concierge support. We help reduce the number of medications patients need, reduce the cost, and keep patients from returning to the hospital. Here’s a recent example below.
Study of 800 patients in Illinois followed up to 5 years
Number of medications decreased by average of 2 per person
Improved formulary performance, reduced waste