The $300 Billion Medication Adherence Problem. Relevant Communications & Rewards Can Help.
In today’s healthcare environment, especially among senior populations, medication nonadherence is pervasive. Recent estimates state that lack of adherence takes the lives of 125,000 people a year and costs the U.S. healthcare system nearly $300 Billion annually. These studies show that half of all patients do not take medications as prescribed and adherence is lowest among patients with chronic disease.