Evaluation of a pharmacist-led intervention to improve medication adherence in patients initiating dabigatran treatment

Presentation abstract From 30% to 50% of prescribed medications are not used in line with doctors` recommendations. In result of non-adherence, patients will experience decreased effectiveness of treatment which can lead to the worsening of their condition. The non-adherence to dabigatran varies from 22% to 43%, and is associated with worse outcome in patients with…

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Smart digital solutions for supporting patient adherence

Presentation abstract My presentation about smart digital solutions for supporting patient adherence consists of three main parts. At first I will give a brief insight into adherence and problems regarding polypharmacy. Secondly I am going to introduce different digital solutions that are already used and accepted by patients and healthcare specialists around the world. In…

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E-solutions to improve patient’s treatment outcomes in family practice

Presentation abstract During the last 20 years, Estonia has built up a digital society. At the same time, the amount of data has grown, and digital solutions are essential in the everyday work process of any medical professional. In my presentation, I will cover the main changes which help caregivers to manage growing workloads and…

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Medication non-adherence: can novel assessment methods help reducing this old problem?

Presentation abstract Non-adherence to medication is a problem that accompanies pharmacological therapies for centuries. Nowadays, with powerful therapies available for a number of major conditions, this phenomenon becomes even more important. The reason for this is straightforward: deviations from evidence-based therapies cause serious losses, and lead to poor health, increased use of healthcare services, additional…

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Parallel seminars: patient-centered care and digital solutions

Patient-centered care and rational use of medicines: The case of hypertension) Workshop abstract Management of hypertension is recognized as the most effective way to prevent target organ damages and to reduce the cardiovascular mortality. Even though there is extensive evidence on benefits of lifestyle modification and antihypertensive treatment, many patients with hypertension do not reach…

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