Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Patient compliance would cut healthcare expenditure

According to Fierce Pharma, medication compliance would save the government $290 billion a year in health care expenses, which is a total of 13% overall savings. The article suggests that the government look into a compliance push, as many of the medications that are not taken as prescribed are for chronic diseases. Read the full article here.

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1 comment:

Alex Bettencourt said...

I know from personal experience why it’s overwhelming to manage all your medications, but if this is costing our country $290 billion, this is ridiculous.

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