Non-adherence to medication is not a new global healthcare concern but with more people living with long-term conditions the problem is increasing1. A difficult problem to solve, this multifaceted phenomenon2 can have a variety of negative effects for society and for the individuals involved.
This paper discusses why non-adherence is occurring, how patients can be better engaged with their conditions and treatments and provides examples and results of patient engagement in action.
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- Clyne W, et al. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e009610.
- Kvarnström K, et al. BMJ Open 2018;8: e015332. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015332