New research published in Value in Health’s February 2019 edition suggests there exists no standardized method to measure multiple medication adherence (MMA), nor agreement among researchers on a measure to calculate it.
According to a press release, the team of researchers reviewed 147 studies originating from 32 countries and included 13 disease states.
“To date, a systematic review of the literature that describes how multiple medication adherence has been measured has not been performed,” the study’s author, University of the Sciences’ Priti Pednekar, said. “With the increasing burden of comorbidities and prevalence of polypharmacy, more effort should be directed toward constructing robust measures that can be used to evaluate adherence to complex regimens.”
To read the study on ISPOR’s website, click here.