Medication nonadherence is a significant health issue resulting in wasted resources, productivity losses, and poorer quality of life for patients. With a wide range of causes and contributing factors, it's a complex problem begging to be solved.
Approximately 50% of patients with chronic conditions in developed countries do not adhere to their medication regimen (WHO, 2003).
Nonadherence results in $290 billion annually in preventable costs to the US healthcare system. (NEHI, 2009).
125,000 premature deaths are due to nonadherence in the United States annually (AHA, 2013).