Improving medicine adherence to fight India’s NCD burden3 min read 03 Nov 2022, 02:01 PM IST
One in two patients do not take their treatments as directed, and one-third of patients who take medicines stop their treatments earlier than directed. This challenge is clear across diseases – including diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. The opinion piece has been authored by Dr Agam Vora, General Secretary, Association of Physicians of India
India has a higher non-communicable disease burden (NCD) than most nations, with NCDs accounting for roughly 65% of all deaths in the country. While many of these conditions can be managed and treated – especially with new, evidence-based treatment options launched nearly every year – the numbers of cases are not declining. One core reason for this is poor adherence to medications, which is becoming an increasingly pressing public health challenge.
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