Yuting Zhang Publishes in JAMA Internal Medicine

Dr. Yuting Zhang from HPM published an article in JAMA Internal Medicine online first on February 11, 2013. In this study, Dr. Zhang and coauthors examine geographic variation in medication adherence among patients with heart failure. They found that on average 52% of patients with heart failure were adherent (defined as a medication possession ratio≥0.8) for heart failure medications, and the proportion of adherent patients varied substantially by hospital-referral region, ranging from 36% to 71%. There was little correlation between drug spending and adherence, suggesting that areas with higher drug spending did not have systematically better adherence. Coauthors on this article include Shang-Hua Wu, A. Mark Fendrick and Katherine Baicker.


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