Study: Factors Affecting Patients’ Likelihood to Fill Prescriptions

April 18, 2014 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​Researchers found that patients did not fill roughly a third of prescriptions because of cost considerations and insufficient follow-up with prescribing physicians, finds a study published April 1, 2014, in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers in Quebec, Canada, assessed almost 16,000 patients in a primary care network of 131 physicians to determine the rate of patients who failed to fill prescriptions within nine months of receiving them.

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