Analytical Chemistry for Assessing Medication Adherence
The lack of adherence to medication is a growing public health problem worldwide and is costing many patients their chance to return to good health and healthcare systems billions of dollars. Analytical Chemistry for Assessing Medication Adherence introduces the concept of assessed medication adherence/compliance and reports international perspectives on medication adherence while highlighting its importance. It then describes the opportunities for analytical chemistry to assess medication adherence and thereby provide an evidence base for clinicians to improve patient health outcomes. The authors highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each of the analytical techniques cited in addition to categorizing the findings in terms of the biosamples used to assess adherence and identifying methods to extract biosamples prior to analysis. The authors capture examples from many countries of the application of bioanalysis to assess medication adherence in a range of chronic conditions and communicable diseases. The final chapter provides the authors’ perspective in this area, emphasizing the importance of medication optimization for individual patients.
Citation : Tanna, S. and Lawson, G. (2016) Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry. BH Thomas (ed)., RTI International.
ISBN : 9780128054635
Research Group : Pharmacy Practice
Peer Reviewed : Yes
- Leicester School of Pharmacy