The numbers are really healthy.
Adherence is not only vitally important for the ongoing health of patients, it’s also vitally important for the success of all pharmaceutical medicines supported by research.
AdherisHealth and Health Literacy Australia have proven that the better patients adhere to their medication, the more positive their clinical outcomes. This is clearly of benefit to the patient and the industry – plus is has also been shown to reduce the burden on the healthcare system.
Below are just a few examples of how the Health Literacy program can add value:
- The AdherisHealth program delivers an average ROI of 3:1, based on PharmaCo economic outcomes. In a recent AdherisHealth trial for a COPD medication, greater adherence achieved a realised ROI of 13.1
and a projected ROI of 16:1 over 2 years.
- An analysis involving 19,000 patients showed that improved adherence has a positive effect on the clinical effects of medicines which in turn lead to better healthcare utilisation and economic benefits.
Overall relationship between medication adherence and outcomes
Association Medication Adherence with Improved Outcomes: A Systematic Literature Review
Kimberly A Boswell, MD; Christopher L. Cook, PharmD, PhD; Steven P. Curch, RPh, PhD; Michael T. Eaddy, PharmD, PhD; and C. Ron Cantrell, PhD