Pharmaceuticals benefit from the full suite of BIOAXIS Healthcare services, which offer significant relevance to the industry.
Globally, poor patient adherence has been identified as being a critical public health issue reaching an average of only 50% in developed countries for chronic conditions. Developing nations display a much lower average. Pharmaceutical companies are well aware of the negative impacts of patient non-compliance & seek new, effective ways to combat this issue. Patient adherence & support activity is now growing rapidly in the pharmaceutical industry in an effort to address non-adherence.
The term "non-adherence" covers a wide variety of behaviors including: non-completion of prescriptions, forgetting to take medication, deliberate under-dosing or failure to take medication, over-medication, taking the wrong medication, taking the right medication at the wrong time, taking someone else's medication or hoarding old medications for a later date.
- 20% of all prescriptions that are written are never filled.
- Up to 60% of all medication prescribed is taken incorrectly, or not at all.
- 90% of elderly patients make some medication errors, and 35% make potentially serious errors.
Today, corporate accountability calls for a more patient centric approach beyond the pharmacy counter. Critical to successful therapy outcomes is therapy continuity that can be achieved through patient management strategies, for which core is patient adherence to medication prescriptions.
BIOAXIS Healthcare's services for orthodox patient management & adherence include the following categories.