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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. Hospital admissions associated with medication non-adherence: a systematic review of prospective observational studies. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27(11):902-914. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007453.

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May 23, 2018
Mongkhon P, Ashcroft DM, Scholfield N, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27(11):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.

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Mongkhon P, Ashcroft DM, Scholfield N, et al. Hospital admissions associated with medication non-adherence: a systematic review of prospective observational studies. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27(11):902-914. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007453.