Using Education to Increase Compliance with Heart Failure Medications
heart failure, heart diseases, cardiovascular diseases, medication adherence, treatment adherence and compliance, patient compliance, health behavior, patient education
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Therapeutics
- Approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure.
- 25% of individuals die within one year of diagnosis and more than 80% die within 8 years.
- Full adherence to medications may be as low as 30% in heart failure patients.
- Non-compliant patients are two times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital and have a three times higher mortality rate.
Publisher or Conference
ACOI Annual Convention & Scientific Sessions
Stout K, Navarro I. Using Education to Increase Compliance with Heart Failure Medications. Poster presented at: ACOI Annual Convention & Scientific Sessions; October 17-21, 2018; Orlando, FL.