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Failure to access prescribed pharmaceuticals by older patients with chronic conditions

McRae, Ian; van Gool, Kees C; Hall, Jane; Yen, Laurann; Wright, Michael


Objective. Medication adherence is a significant public health concern. Australian studies of statins show patients facing the highest copayments are the least likely to be adherent. This study examined whether the association identified between adherence and costs for statins also applies to a wider group of medications prescribed for Australian patients with chronic conditions. Methods. Data from 267 086 participants inthe Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study linkedto data from the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Health Review
DOI: 10.1071/AH18146


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