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Support for prescribers to help improve patient adherence to medication

October 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:131–2 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.032 Online First

Support for prescribers to help improve patient adherence to medication

Linda van der Heiden, Joyca Lacroix, Saskia van Dantzig, Aart van Halteren

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The non-adherence problem Medication adherence is defined as the extent to which a patient acts in accordance with the prescribed interval and dose of a dosing regimen.1 Subsequently, non-adherence means that the patient is not taking all their medication doses as prescribed, jeopardising the clinical outcome. Cardiovascular medications (such as statins, antihypertensives and antithrombotics) remain the most commonly prescribed agents worldwide for both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Patients with low adherence rates have a significantly greater risk of sustaining cardiovascular events compared to those wi

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September 2005 Br J Cardiol 2005;12:387-91

COX-2 inhibitors and the cardiovascular system: is there a class effect?

Mohamed Bakr, Derek G Waller

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