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Comment & Response
October 9, 2013

Nonadherence to Medications—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 3Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JAMA. 2013;310(14):1506-1507. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277311

In Reply Ms Barker and Mr Hollingworth point out the role of behavioral science in offering effective solutions to improve medication adherence by enhancing the identification of nonadherence and sharpening the diagnostic accuracy of the reasons for it. We completely agree with their statements.

Barker and Hollingworth provide examples of interventions, including cue-based reminder devices and incentives, which have shown benefit in improving medication adherence. However, further research is needed to best match such interventions to the populations of need.1

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