Patient-centered priorities for improving medication management and adherence

The Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) Patient-Centered Medication Management (PCMM) Workshop Working Group

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Abstract

Objective: The Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics convened a workshop to examine the scientific evidence on medication adherence interventions from the patient-centered perspective and to explore the potential of patient-centered medication management to improve chronic disease treatment. Methods: Patients, providers, researchers, and other stakeholders (N (28) identified and prioritized ideas for future research and practice. We analyzed stakeholder voting on priorities and reviewed themes in workshop discussions. Results: Ten priority areas emerged. Three areas were highly rated by all stakeholder groups: creating tools and systems to facilitate and evaluate patient-centered medication management plans; developing training on patient-centered prescribing for providers; and increasing patients' knowledge about medication management. However, priorities differed across stakeholder groups. Notably, patients prioritized using peer support to improve medication management while researchers did not. Conclusion: Engaging multiple stakeholders in setting a patient-centered research agenda and broadening the scope of adherence interventions to include other aspects of medication management resulted in priorities outside the traditional scope of adherence research. Practice Implications: Workshop participants recognized the potential benefits of patient-centered medication management but also identified many challenges to implementation that require additional research and innovation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-110
Number of pages9
JournalPatient education and counseling
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Chronic disease
  • Medication management
  • Patient-centered research
  • Stakeholder engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    The Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) Patient-Centered Medication Management (PCMM) Workshop Working Group (2015). Patient-centered priorities for improving medication management and adherence. Patient education and counseling, 98(1), 102-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2014.09.015