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Medication adherence following acute coronary syndrome: does one size fit all?


Bernal, DDL and Bereznicki, LRE and Chalmers, L and Castelino, RL and Thompson, A and Davidson, PM and Peterson, GM, Medication adherence following acute coronary syndrome: does one size fit all?, American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, 16, (1) pp. 9-17. ISSN 1175-3277 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s40256-015-0149-9


Guideline-based management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is well established, yet some may challenge that strict implementation of guideline recommendations can limit the individualization of therapy. The use of all recommended medications following ACS places a high burden of responsibility and cost on patients, particularly when these medications have not been previously prescribed. Without close attention to avoiding non-adherence to these medications, the full benefits of the guideline recommendations will not be realized in many patients. Using a case example, we discuss how the recognition of adherence barriers can be an effective and efficient process for identifying patients at risk of non-adherence following ACS. For those identified as at risk, the World Health Organizationís model of adherence barriers is explored as a potentially useful tool to assist with individualization of therapy and promotion of adherence.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:medication, adherence, elderly
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bernal, DDL (Mr Daniel Bernal)
UTAS Author:Bereznicki, LRE (Professor Luke Bereznicki)
UTAS Author:Chalmers, L (Dr Leanne Chalmers)
UTAS Author:Castelino, RL (Dr Ronald Castelino)
UTAS Author:Thompson, A (Mr Angus Thompson)
UTAS Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:104345
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2015-11-10
Last Modified:2017-11-29

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