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Hospital admissions associated with medication non-adherence: a systematic review of prospective observational studies.

Mongkhon P, Ashcroft DM, Scholfield N, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2018;27:902-914.

This meta-analysis sought to identify the prevalence of hospital admissions attributed to nonadherence to medications. There was significant heterogeneity among the included studies. Researchers found that about 1% to 10% of hospital admissions are due to nonadherence to medications in the outpatient setting and are therefore preventable.