Pharmacists’ Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence in a Collaborative Model

On-Demand Video Session
Recorded from 2017 Western Pharmacy Exchange


Mok T. Chong, PharmD, PhD, MBA, American University of Health Sciences

In the United States, improper use of prescription medications results in $213 billion of avoidable costs to the health care system each year, with $105 billion attributed to medication non-adherence. On average, 50% of medications prescribed for chronic health conditions are not taken by patients, which ultimately can lead to worsening disease severity, morbidity, mortality, poor clinical outcomes and increased costs associated with higher hospital admission rates. Barriers to medication adherence and factors contributing to non-adherence will be described. Various strategies and approaches used to improve medication adherence in different practice settings including in ambulatory care pharmacy practice will be discussed.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define the various concepts related to medication adherence.
  2. Describe the prevalence of non-adherence and its impact on patient care.
  3. Explain the various factors that can affect medication adherence.
  4. Describe the different strategies and interventions in different clinical settings and approaches that try to improve adherence to medication.
  5. Explain the role of pharmacists to improve medication adherence in an ambulatory care pharmacy practice.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 1.25 hours (0.125 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor. UAN:  0113-0000-17-001-H04-P, 0113-0000-17-001-H04-T

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based
Target Audience:  Pharmacists and Technicians in all practice settings
Release Date: 1/5/2017
Expiration Date: 1/5/2020

CPhA Member – $49
Non-member – $99



  2017 Western Pharmacy Exchange Bundle Deal: $300
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