Monday, November 28, 2016

Medication Adherence is 2.2% Higher In Medical Homes

The Annals of Internal Medicine recently published a retrospective study on medical homes and medication adherence. Here are some key findings from the report:


5.9% of patients in the study received care in patient-centered medical homes.
The average rate of adherence was 64% among medical home patients.
The medication adherence rate was 59% among patients in the control group.
Medication adherence was significantly higher in medical homes overall (2.2%).
Adherence was 3% higher for diabetic medical home patients vs control patients.
Hypertensive patients had 3.2% better adherence than the control group.



Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, November 15, 2016

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