August 1, 2009
This study analyzed 127 research studies spanning 59 years to find a positive correlation between physician communication skills, as well as physician training in communication skills and patient adherence to treatment recommendations.
February 11, 2013
Hospitals and their community allies made little progress from 2008 to 2010 at reducing hospital readmissions for elderly patients.
September 1, 2012
Hospitalization rates and Medicare costs due to cardiovascular disease have the potential to be reduced when patients practice better medication adherence.
September 30, 2009
Program Result Report
Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston conducted a study to see if an improved label design for prescription drugs influenced patients' adherence to essential medications, safety and health outcomes for specific chronic diseases.
June 4, 2008
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center improved management of pain and more informed patients through a "pain poster"
May 1, 2009
The introduction of a more readable prescription medication label by a pharmacy chain had little effect on medication adherence among chronically-ill patients.