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Post-angioplasty, patient adherence to recommended antiplatelet therapy decreased when newer, more expensive drugs were introduced. From 2008-2016, as the use of newer agents increased, the proportion of patients not filling any antiplatelet prescription within 30 days of discharge increased from 6.4% to 19.1%. In the subsequent 12 months, the newer drugs were associated with higher patient costs and lower adherence to recommended therapy.
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medication adherence, angioplasty, antiplatelet therapy, health disparities
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Dayoub EJ, Seigerman M, Tuteja S, et al. Trends in Platelet Adenosine Diphosphate P2Y12 Receptor Inhibitor Use and Adherence Among AntiplateletNaive Patients After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, 2008-2016. JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 21, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0783
Date Posted: 04 June 2018