Journal article

Assuming one dose per day yields a similar estimate of medication adherence in patients with stroke: An exploratory analysis using linked registry data

David Ung, Lachlan L Dalli, Derrick Lopez, Frank M Sanfilippo, Joosup Kim, Nadine E Andrew, Amanda G Thrift, Dominique A Cadilhac, Craig S Anderson, Monique F Kilkenny

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology | WILEY | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: Prescribed daily dose (PDD), the number of doses prescribed to be taken per day, is used to calculate medication adherence using pharmacy claims data. PDD can be substituted by (i) one dose per day (1DD), (ii) an estimate based on the 75th percentile of days taken by patients to refill a script (PDD75 ) or (iii) the World Health Organization's defined daily dose (DDD). We aimed to compare these approaches for estimating the duration covered by medications and whether this affects calculated 1-year adherence to antihypertensive medications post-stroke. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of prospective cohort data from the ongoing Australian Stroke Clinical Registry linked w..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by Stroke Foundation of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

National Health and Medical Research Council, Grant/Award Numbers: 1042600, 1072053, 1109426, 1154273; Stroke Foundation of Australia, Grant/Award Number: 1807