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dc.contributor.authorTanna, Sangeetaen
dc.contributor.authorLawson, Grahamen
dc.identifier.citationTanna, S. and Lawson, G. (2014) Dried blood spot analysis to assess medication adherence and to inform personalization of treatment. Bioanalysis, 6 (21), pp. 2825-2838en
dc.description.abstractLittle research using dried blood spot samples to assess adherence to medication has been reported. The World Health Organisation estimates that only half of the patients in the developed world take their medication as prescribed. Additional costs to the healthcare provider include wasted medicines, avoidable additional hospital visits and non-optimum patient care. There is little evidence of information concerning medication adherence being made available to inform clinical decision making. In this article we explore the potential of the dried blood spot sample collection methodology as a means of identifying medication adherence to facilitate medicines optimization for a range of disparate diseases. Furthermore, the opportunity to personalize healthcare for different patients by assessing the clinically necessary therapeutic level of the relevant drugs is highlighted.en
dc.publisherFuture Scienceen
dc.subjectmedication adherenceen
dc.subjectdried blood spot analysisen
dc.titleDried blood spot analysis to assess medication adherence and to inform personalization of treatmenten
dc.researchgroupPharmacy Practiceen
dc.projectidBlood spot analysis research groupen
dc.researchinstituteLeicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)en

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