Roebuck MC, Liberman, JN, Gemmill-Toyama M, Brennan TA. Medication Adherence Leads to Lower Health Care Use and Costs Despite Increased Drug Spending. Health Affairs. Jan 2011; 30:191-99.
CVS Caremark Adherence Research
Non-adherence to essential chronic medications has been widely recognized as a major public health problem, which can lead to poor health outcomes while increasing overall health care costs. To address this significant issue, CVS Caremark joined forces with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in the fall of 2009 to begin a multi-year research initiative focused on medication adherence. The knowledge gained from this research will help health care professionals better understand patient behavior and can lead to the development of programs to help improve medication adherence.
Financial Impact of Medication Adherence
Polinski JM, Donohue JM, Kilabuk E, Shrank WH. Medicare Part D's impact on the under- and over-use of medications: a systematic review. In press, Journal of the American Geriatric Society
Contributing Factors to Medication Adherence
Shrank WH, Liberman JN, Fischer MA, Avorn J, Kilabuk E, Chang A, Kessleheim AS, Brennan TA, Choudhry NK. The consequences of requesting “dispense as written.” Am Jrnl Med. March 2011 (124). 309-317.
Choudhry NK, Fischer MA, Avorn J, Liberman JN, Schneeweiss S, Pakes J, Brennan TA, Shrank WH. The implications of therapeutic complexity on adherence to cardiovascular medications. Archives Int Med. Published on-line. Jan 2011. doi:10. 1001/archinternmed.2010.495.
Shrank WH, Liberman JN, Fischer MA, Kilabuk E, Girdish C, Cutrona SL, Brennan T,Choudhry NK. Are caregivers adherent to their own medications? In press, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.
Cutrona SL, Choudhry NK, Fischer MA, Servi A, Stedman M, Liberman JN, Shrank WH. Targeting cardiovascular medication adherence interventions: A systematic review. In press, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.
Shrank WH, Choudhry NK, Fischer MA, Avorn J, Powell M, Schneeweiss S, et al. The epidemiology of prescriptions abandoned at the pharmacy. Annals Int Med. Nov 2010; 153(10): 633-640.
Polinski JM, Kilabuk E, Schneeweiss S, Brennan TA, Shrank WH. Changes in drug use and out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare Part D implementation: A systematic review. JAGS. September 2010; 58(9): 1764-1779.
Shrank WH, Choudhry NK, Agnew-Blais J, Federman AD, Liberman JN, Liu J, et al. State generic substitution laws can lower drug outlays under Medicaid. Health Affairs. July 2010; 29:1383-1390.
Role/Impact of Health Care Professionals
Shrank WH, Liberman JN, Fischer MA, Girdish C, Brennan TA, Choudhry NK. Physician perceptions about generic drugs. Ann Pharmacother. Jan 2011; 45:31-38
Cutrona SL, Choudhry NK, Fischer MA, Servi A, Liberman JN, Brennan TA, Shrank WH. Modes of delivery for interventions to improve cardiovascular medication adherence. Am J Manag Care. Dec 2010; 16(12):929-942.
Cutrona SL, Choudhry NK, Stedman M, Servi A, Liberman JN, Brennan TA, Fischer MA, Brookhart MA, Shrank WH. Physician effectiveness in interventions to improve cardiovascular medication adherence: A systematic review. JGIM. May 2010;25:1090-1096.
Role/Impact of Technology
Shrank WH, Choudhry NK, Swanton K, Jain S, Greene MD JA, Harlam B, Patel KP. Variations in structure and content of online social networks for diabetics. In press, Archives Int Med.
Misono AS, Cutrona SL, Choudhry NK, Fischer MA, Stedman MR, Liberman JN, Brennan TA, Jain SH, Shrank WH. Healthcare Information Technology interventions to improve cardiovascular and diabetes medication adherence. Am J Manag Care. Dec 2010; 16(12 Spec No.):SP82-SP92.