Journal article

Adherence in chronic hepatitis B: associations between medication possession ratio and adverse viral outcomes

Nicole L Allard, Jennifer H MacLachlan, Anouk Dev, James Dwyer, Geeta Srivatsa, Timothy Spelman, Alexander J Thompson, Benjamin C Cowie



Background Antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is effective and can substantially reduce the risk of progressive liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma but is often administered for an indefinite duration. Adherence has been shown in clinical trials to maximize the benefit of therapy and prevent the development of resistance, however the optimal threshold for predicting clinical outcomes has not been identified. The aim of this study was to analyse adherence using the medication possession ration (MPR) and its relation to virological outcomes in a large multi-centre hospital outpatient population, and guide development of an evidence-based threshold for optimal adherence. Me..

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