Medication Adherence Statistics & How to Improve

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Medication errors are more common than you may think.

See below for a few surprising statistics.

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Statistic 01

A study found that 70% of care home residents are affected by a medication error.1


Statistic 02

Medication errors are the cause of over 75% of all hospital readmissions.2


Statistic 03 + 04

125k people die every year from mismanaged medications and related causes.3

$310B a year is what medication non-adherence costs overall healthcare.4


Statistic 05

52% is the current national medication adherence rate.5


Statistic 06

MedX Services has an overall patient adherence rate greater than 95%.6


1 World Health Organization. Medication Errors. 2016. 2 Anthem. Reducing Hospital Readmissions Through Medication Management And Improved Patient Adherence. 3 US Food And Drug Administration. Medication Errors Report. Strategies to Reduce Medication Error. 4 New England Health Care Institute (NEHI), 2009. 5 World Health Organization. Adherence to long-term therapies: evidence for action. 2003. 6 MedX Services

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