Hospital admissions associated with medication non-adherence: a systematic review of prospective observational studies.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.