Compliance and persistence with osteoporosis medications: a critical review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

It is widely acknowledged that compliance and persistence with oral osteoporosis medications, particularly with bisphosphonates, is poor. Several excellent reviews have been written on compliance and persistence with osteoporosis medications and have discussed improvements seen with extended dosing intervals. This review begins with studies on extended dosing intervals to examine the limitations of administrative claims data. It also looks at compliance and persistence across multiple medical conditions, examining the importance of prescription fulfillment, intentional choice, causation and possible interventions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Silverman, S; Gold, DT

Published Date

  • December 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 275 - 280

PubMed ID

  • 20443140

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3028075

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11154-010-9138-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany