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Table 2

Evaluation of AHRQ's Pharmaceutical Outcomes Portfolio

Table 2: Level 1 Findings: Adherence

PennHIVFound a relationship between adherence and outcomes in HIV and subsequent need to intervene. (Follow-on work was looking at relationship between medication misperceptions and rates of adherence, and medical literacy)
VanderbiltMI and HF patients10-20% patients discharged from the hospital with myocardial infarction (MI) or heart failure (HF) and who should be getting follow up medication do not fill the prescription they are given in the hospital and therefore don't receive the benefits
GranteeHIV & HTN patientsExploration of non-adherence as a revealed preference to understand non-adherence among patients with HIV and hypertension (HTN). Goal was to further understand root causes of non-adherence through the study of preferences. Key finding: differences in ethnic group values.*

*Although the grant had ended, the grantee had not completed the analysis at the time of this discussion.

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Page last reviewed December 2007
Internet Citation: Table 2: Evaluation of AHRQ's Pharmaceutical Outcomes Portfolio. December 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.