Adherence to medications: Towards a shared understanding

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Patient adherence to medication is a complex issue that is important to patients, health professionals, policy makers and health researchers. This article will provide some background to the phenomenon in relation to adherence, its cost to the health service, how adherence is measured in health research and how concordance and health psychology can aid practitioners in assisting patients in staying adherent to their medication regimens
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-568
JournalNurse Prescribing
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2014


  • Medications
  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Adherence
  • Medication Management
  • Concordance
  • Decision Making


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