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A mixed-methods study of the implementation of medication adherence policy solutions: how do European countries compare?

Overview of attention for article published in Patient preference and adherence, October 2015
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Title
A mixed-methods study of the implementation of medication adherence policy solutions: how do European countries compare?
Published in
Patient preference and adherence, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/ppa.s85408
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Authors

Wendy Clyne, Sarah McLachlan

Abstract

We describe a key informant study that invited national medicines policy leads for the European Union member states to self-assess the level of implementation of medicines adherence initiatives in their country and the adequacy of that implementation. Interviews with medicines policy leads enabled in-depth understanding of the variation in adherence support across nations and the ways in which different nations prioritize, plan, and implement medicines adherence systems and services. Ten national policy leads (Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, and the Netherlands) completed a self-assessment survey, and seven (Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, and the Netherlands) engaged in a follow-up interview. Policy leads varied in the level of implementation of medication adherence solutions that they reported in their nations; most initiatives were aimed directly at patients with few initiatives at government or health care commissioner levels of action. Policy leads reported insufficient implementation of medication adherence initiatives across all potential domains. Barriers to implementation included lack of resources, strategic planning, evidence to support action, the "hidden" nature of medication adherence within policy work, and dispersed responsibility for medication adherence as a policy and practice theme. This study has international significance and summarizes the emergent characteristics of nations with and without coordinated medication adherence activity. We highlight the importance of sharing good practice in policy formulation and implementation for medication adherence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 5%
Unknown 18 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 21%
Researcher 4 21%
Student > Bachelor 3 16%
Other 1 5%
Student > Master 1 5%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 4 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 26%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 11%
Psychology 2 11%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 5 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 November 2015.
All research outputs
#2,014,288
of 8,605,160 outputs
Outputs from Patient preference and adherence
#198
of 825 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#65,290
of 246,779 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Patient preference and adherence
#17
of 48 outputs
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