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Xie Z, St Clair P, Goldman DP
Racial and ethnic disparities in medication adherence among privately insured patients in the United States.
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and racial and ethnic disparities in medication adherence for three widely prescribed therapeutic classes. The investigators concluded that racial/ethnic disparities in adherence were mitigated, but persisted after controlling for detailed socioeconomic measures. They suggest that interventions should focus more on improving medication adherence of existing users, particularly in treating asymptomatic conditions.
Citation: Xie Z, St Clair P, Goldman DP . Racial and ethnic disparities in medication adherence among privately insured patients in the United States. PLoS One 2019 Feb 14;14(2):e0212117. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212117..
Keywords: Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Disparities, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Medication, Social Determinants of Health, Health Insurance