Adherence to Medication Decreases Healthcare Costs in Pediatric IBD, Study Shows

Adherence to Medication Decreases Healthcare Costs in Pediatric IBD, Study Shows
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients who are increasingly non-adherent to medication incur a threefold increase in hospital costs compared to adherent patients, a new study shows. The study, “Longitudinal Patterns of Medication Nonadherence and Associated Health Care Costs,” was published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Not only has non-adherence to medication been correlated with poor outcomes in IBD patients, but it also has been associated with increased cost of care across other diseases. In the United States alone, the annual cost associated with childhood IBD due to hospitalizations is more than $150 million. Combined with o
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