The Evidence-to-Practice Podcast Series: Transitions of Care
Understanding and Improving Post-MI Medication Adherence
Kristin Newby, MD, and Jennifer Rymer, MD, discuss reasons behind medication non-adherence and potential ways to lower related readmission rates. Education, insurance, medication cost, and post-discharge follow-up timing are among the issues addressed. They reference several studies that seek greater insights into adherence and non-adherence, including the ARTEMIS multi-center trial of which Duke is a part. They also discuss a promising new interactive teaching tool developed at Duke to help patients understand and manage their medication.