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Medication Adherence: A Key to Effective Treatment


Bhabyatu Merchand*

Medication adherence is a critical aspect of effective treatment in healthcare. It refers to the extent to which patients follow their prescribed medication regimens as instructed by healthcare professionals. This article highlights the significance of medication adherence in achieving optimal health outcomes, managing chronic conditions, and preventing complications. It explores the various factors that influence medication adherence, including patient-related, healthcare provider-related, medication-related, and system-related factors. Strategies to promote and improve medication adherence are also discussed, emphasizing patient education, simplifying medication regimens, effective communication between patients and healthcare providers, reminder systems, and support networks. Enhancing medication adherence requires a collaborative effort among patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare systems. By prioritizing medication adherence, healthcare professionals can improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and prevent avoidable complications.

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