High cost of skipping your Meds

A new story via Associated Press explains 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…