Improving the accuracy of medication adherence measures using linked prescription and dispensation data: findings from the ESOSVAL cohort of patients treated with osteoporosis drugs.

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Summary of "Improving the accuracy of medication adherence measures using linked prescription and dispensation data: findings from the ESOSVAL cohort of patients treated with osteoporosis drugs."

We compare estimates of Proportion of Days Covered (PDC) based on dispensation-only data versus linked prescription and dispensation information, and we analyse their differences in a real-world cohort of patients with osteoporosis.


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Name: Current medical research and opinion
ISSN: 1473-4877
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Improper use of drugs or medications outside the intended purpose, scope, or guidelines for use. This is in contrast to MEDICATION ADHERENCE, and distinguished from DRUG ABUSE, which is a deliberate or willful action.

Extent to which the patient follows prescribed treatment such as keeping APPOINTMENTS AND SCHEDULES and MEDICATION ADHERENCE for desired therapeutic outcome. It implies active responsibility shared by patient and health care providers.

The use of a medication in an amount more than as prescribed.

Voluntary cooperation of the patient in taking drugs or medicine as prescribed. This includes timing, dosage, and frequency.

The transfer of prescription drugs from legal to illegal distribution and marketing networks.

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