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Medication adherence reduces hospital visits in schizophrenia

from Psychiatry Advisor

Antipsychotic medication adherence is important to reducing the number of emergency department visits in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, according to a study recently published in Schizophrenia Research. This retrospective study followed eligible Medicaid patients (N=7851) to monitor medication usage, based on medication possession ratios, and hospital visits, based on Medicaid claims. The medication possession ratio was calculated by the number of days the prescription lasted, the number of times the prescription was filled, and divided by the number of days of the study. more

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