Compliance and Persistence with Osteoporosis Medications


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© 2013 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. All rights reserved. This chapter reviews five key controversies about research into compliance and persistence with osteoporosis treatments, and provides supporting evidence about those controversies. All researchers who study compliance and persistence with osteoporosis medications agree on one issue: compliance and persistence with osteoporosis medications are dismal. Currently, medication possession ratio (MPR) is the most commonly used measure of compliance. Significant empirical evidence illustrates the problems we face in helping patients remain compliant and persistent with osteoporosis medications regardless of delivery system or dose duration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gold, DT

Published Date

  • July 19, 2013

Book Title

  • Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism: Eighth Edition

Start / End Page

  • 448 - 454

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781118453889

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/9781118453926.ch54

Citation Source

  • Scopus