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Pharmacy refill data helps providers detect medication non-adherence

A combination of provider reports and pharmacy refill data offers the highest sensitivity for identifying and predicting medication non-adherence.

According to Johns Hopkins researchers, a study of 87 adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease, evaluated five adherence measures—provider reports, patient reports, caregiver reports, electronic medication monitoring and pharmacy refill data.

Specifically, the study—published in the January issue of Pediatric Nephrology—examined whether using additional measures, beyond provider assessment alone, improves the accurate identification of non-adherence.

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