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Implications for practice and research
Poor medication adherence is associated with rehospitalisation and death.
A single-item self-report medication adherence question provides an efficient indicator to identify patients who may benefit from adherence interventions.
Researchers can more reliably scale and evaluate adherence interventions across settings and populations if a single question is consistently applied to assess medication use.
Medication adherence in chronic illness is poor, with 40–60% of patients unable to fully adhere to medications.1 Despite decades of research, providers lack tools to identify patients at risk of poor adherence. As a result, allocation of limited resources to help patients is challenging.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether responses to a single-item self-report medication adherence question were associated with hospitalisation and death in patients …
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