5065.0 Health Services Research: Medication Adherence, Outcomes, & Billing

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
The five conclusions for this session are as follows: 1.More research is needed on defining and identifying true non-adherent patients, the role of the intimate system to promoting adherence, and how to provide informational and relational support to increase adherence 2.In Taiwan, the implementation of drug-eluting stents balance billing especially effect the low-income beneficiaries more than other S.E.S beneficiaries 3.There is a significant and positive relationship between switching health care systems and medication non-adherence 4.Psychological distress and socio-demographics influence the development of CRF 5.Despite evidence that hypertension treatment effectively reduces recurrent stroke risk, approximately 30% of hypertensive adults with a stroke history report not being given advice about lifestyle modification to reduce BP. When post-stroke adults report receiving treatment recommendations about diet and exercise, they generally engage in the suggested behaviors
Session Objectives: There are five objectives for this session. To: 1.Identify themes around non-adherence 2.Evaluate the impact of balance billing on stents recipints and treatment outcome 3.Assess the impact of switching health care systems on medication non-adherence 4.Find the influence of psychological distress and sociodemographic characteristics on development of cancer-related fatigue 5.Understand the degree to which hypertensive adults with a history of stroke receive advice about controlling their diets, exercising, and taking antihypertensive medications to control BP and thereby lower recurrent stroke risk

8:30 AM
Do hypertensive post-stroke patients receive and act upon treatment recommendations to reduce recurrent stroke risk?
Jennifer P. Friedberg, PhD, Ankit Parikh, MSIV, Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD, Scott E. Sherman, MD, MPH and Sundar Natarajan, MD, MSc
8:50 AM
Understanding Non-Adherence: A Qualitative Study
Jenny Spadola-Bogard, MPH, Vaughn Keller, EdD, Darlene Drummond, PhD, Yvette Bueno, PhD and Elizabeth Schy, RN, BSN
9:10 AM
Impact of drug-eluting stents balance billing on Recipients and Treatment Outcome
I-Ming Parng, Long-Sheng Chen, Cheng-Hua Lee and Yiing-Jenq Chou
9:30 AM
Psychological distress, gender, education and development of cancer-related fatigue among patients undergoing chemotherapy: A URCC CCOP Study
Pascal Jean-Pierre, PhD, Gary Morrow, PhD, MS, Charles Heckler, PhD, Joseph Roscoe, PhD, Jennifer Carroll, MD, MPH, Paul Schwartzenberger, MD, Jeffrey K. Giguere, MD and Shaker Dakhil, MD, FACP

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

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