Patients who get mail order (instead of retail pharmacy) medication are more likely to be adherent

The American Journal of Managed Care just published the results of a study titled “Dispensing Channel and Medication Adherence: Evidence Across 3 Therapy Classes.” The purpose of this study was to examine the association of mail order versus retail pharmacy dispensing channels with medication adherence for patients on diabetes, hypertension, or high blood cholesterol  medications. After adjusting for prior adherence behavior (PAB), differential days of supply, and differences in demographics and disease burden, the study found that patients who use mail order have a greater likelihood of being adherent than patients who use a retail pharmacy.

Click here to access the article. Am J Manag Care. 2013;19(10):798-804

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