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Journal Article

Primary medication non-adherence: analysis of 195,930 electronic prescriptions.

Fischer MA, Stedman MR, Lii J, et al. Journal of general internal medicine. 2010;25:284-90.

In this analysis of nearly 200,000 electronic prescriptions, more than 20% were not filled by the patient. This phenomenon, termed primary medication non-adherence, was particularly common for medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.