A new story via Associated Press explainsÂ that not taking medicines as prescribed can have huge costs both for patients and the U.S. healthcare system. Here are some of the statistics:
- 75% of Americans don’t always take medication as directed.
- “Non adherence”, as they refer to it, is a factor in 1/3 of all hospital visits.
- 125,000 deaths a year can be attributed to non adherence.
For more, here is the original article…