Diabetes Studies / Medication Compliance / Patient Adherence

Diabetes Management: Diabetes Studies / Medication Compliance / Patient Adherence

Diabetes Studies / Medication Compliance / Patient Adherence diabetic patients



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  • The Price of Non-Compliance

    The least compliant diabetes patients were more than twice as likely to be hospitalized compared to those who were most compliant, and their total health-care costs were nearly double. The study notes that people who use their diabetes medications as directed are less likely to develop the short-term and long-term health problems that can require expensive care. For diabetes, every additional dollar spent on medication saved $7 in medical costs. The combined drug and medical costs for the most-compliant diabetes patients average $4,570, which is almost 50 percent below the $8,867 cost for the least-compliant group.

    Human Resource Executive, May 2, 2006 Tom Starner

    From the Medco Study on Diabetic Non-Compliance, 2005, Dr. Robert Epstein

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  • Prescription Drug Compliance a Significant Challenge for Many Patients

    Nearly two-thirds (64%) of 2,507 US adults report that they have simply forgotten to take their medication, with 11 percent saying that this has happened "often" or "very often."

    Harris Interactive/The Wall Street Journal March 29, 2005 Online Survey Link

  • A nurse short message service by cellular phone in type-2 diabetic patients for six months

    The web-based intervention using SMS messaging improved levels of HbA1c and 2HPMG in type-2 diabetic patients for the six-month duration of the trial.

    Journal of Clinical Nursing, June, 2007, Vol. 16 No. 6, pp 1082-1087 Hee-Seung Kim, Ph.D., RN; Hye-Sun Jeong PhD, RN Control group pre-test-post-test design

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  • Long-term clinical and economic outcomes of a community pharmacy diabetes care program

    This study was designed to assess the persistence of outcomes for up to 5 years following the initiation of the The Asheville Project, a program of community-based pharmaceutical care services (PCS) for patients with diabetes. Mean A1c decreased at all follow-ups, with more than 50% of patients demonstrating improvements at each time. The number of patients with optimal A1c values (< 7%) also increased at each follow-up. More than 50% showed improvements in lipid levels at every measurement. Costs shifted from inpatient and outpatient physician services to prescriptions, which increased significantly at every follow-up. Total mean direct medical costs decreased by $1,200 to $1,872 per patient per year compared with baseline. Patients with diabetes who received ongoing PCS maintained improvement in A1c over time, and employers experienced a decline in mean total direct medical costs.

    Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association 2003 Mar-Apr;43(2):173-84

    Barry A. Bunting and Carole W. Cranor, DB Christensen ( Comparative Study)

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