Adherence to medication is defined as the agreement between prescribed and actual medication use. Adherence metrics are often computed from EHD based on a single data source, such as pharmacy dispensing, or other administrative data. However, information about the medication prescribed and dispensed to a patient in a given time period may be found in different data sources, which become increasingly accessible for linking and thus for a more precise description of adherence patterns.
Join our webinar, where we present and discuss new AdhereR functions to process electronic healthcare data (EHD) from multiple sources before the computation of adherence metrics.
We will discuss how to:
– compute event durations based on prescribed and dispensed quantities
– adjust durations in case of dosage changes
– take into account special periods (e.g. hospitalizations) and treatment interruptions