Improving Medication Uptake in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Elsevier Australia
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Heart, Lung and Circulation, 2010, 19 (5-6), pp. 372 - 377
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Background: Poor medication adherence is associated with adverse health outcomes. Improving access and adherence to pharmacological therapy is important in achieving optimal health outcomes for Indigenous populations. In spite of the impressive evidence base for cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, strategies for promoting adherence and evidence based practice are less well refined and the challenges for Indigenous populations are more pronounced. Aim:To identify factors impacting on medication adherence in Aboriginal Australians and identify solutions to improve the quality use of medicines.
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