September 26, 2013

Improving Outcomes of Renal Transplant Recipients With Behavioral Adherence Contracts: A Randomized Controlled Trial


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Non-adherence is a well-recognized cause of poor outcomes post-transplant, but effective interventions to address this problem have been rare. In this randomized controlled trial, patients who were at least one year post-transplant and developed an adherence contract with a pharmacist had better medication adherence, as measured by prescription refills. The rate of hospitalizations was also low, as were health-care costs. Such contracts may be a cost-effective way to improve outcomes, but longer follow-up is needed to show the durability of such contracts.

Renal Transplantation, Uncategorized

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