Navigation Links
Two in Three Cancer Patients are Non-Adherent with Their Medications, According to Kantar Health Research
Date:5/21/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2013

Two-thirds of patients who have been diagnosed with leukemia, melanoma or non-small cell lung cancer reported that they engage in at least one type of non-adherent behavior in their medicine use, according to new findings from the National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS), conducted by Kantar Health. The research will be presented today at the 18th Annual International Meeting for ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) in New Orleans.

“Cancer treatment is rapidly evolving with the emergence of highly effective oral targeted therapies, which has increased the importance of patients being adherent with their medications,” said Marco DiBonaventura, Ph.D., vice president, health outcomes, with Kantar Health. “When looking at adherence from a patient’s perspective among those with a type of cancer where oral therapies are the standard of care, we found that a significant number engaged in some type of non-adherent behavior—such as forgetting to take their medicine or not taking their medication as directed—which resulted in worse outcomes and higher healthcare resource use.”

Cancer patients who were non-adherent had significantly worse mental health status, and tended to have been hospitalized and visited the emergency room more often than adherent patients.

“The results of our survey suggest that non-adherence among these cancer patients may result in mental health impairments and possibly greater resource use,” DiBonaventura said. “As more oral targeted therapies emerge in oncology, pharma companies should emphasize improving adherence rates to maximize the benefits of these treatments for patients and to reduce societal costs.”

Visit Kantar Health’s website to download the full poster, “Adherence and Its Association with Health Outcomes among Patients Currently Treated for Leukemia, Melanoma or Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).”

About the National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS)

The study’s results were drawn from the 2012 U.S. NHWS, a nationally representative, self-administered survey conducted annually. Topics covered include the health status, attitudes, behaviors and outcomes among adults 18 or older.

Kantar Health conducts the NHWS in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. The survey is the largest self-reported dataset in the healthcare industry.

About Kantar Health

Kantar Health is a leading global healthcare consulting firm and trusted advisor to many pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device and diagnostic companies worldwide. It combines evidence-based research capabilities with deep scientific, therapeutic and clinical knowledge, commercial development know-how, and brand and marketing expertise to help clients evaluate opportunities, launch products and maintain brand and market leadership.

Kantar Health deeply understands the influence of patients, payers and physicians, especially as they relate to the performance and payment of medicines and the delivery of healthcare services. Its 700+ healthcare industry specialists work across the product lifecycle, from pre-clinical development to launch, acting as catalysts to successful decision-making in life sciences and helping clients prioritize their product development and portfolio activities, differentiate their brands and drive product success post-launch. For more information, please visit http://www.kantarhealth.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10743490.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Three Kids Dead From Codeine After Surgery: FDA
2. Symposium on sustainability to feature three new NJIT faculty
3. Three Penn State research pioneers among first Golden Goose honorees
4. Renowned Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon to Be Keynote Speaker at Three Prestigious Conferences
5. Garden Media Group Adds Three New Clients
6. Three Certifications Are Now Available Online in the Exciting Field of EKG and Telemetry
7. Maui Wowi Rings in the New Year With Three New Florida Locations to Open in 2013
8. Three Surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates Have Received the Prestigious 2013 Los Angeles SuperDoctors Award for the Second Year in a Row
9. MotoSport Announces the Ultimate Ride Giveaway with up to $20,000 in Prizes and Three Ways to Win
10. Three Dentists Awarded Master Dental Sleep Physician Designation at Elite Dental Institute’s Annual Collaborative Sleep Symposium
11. Three Leading Telecommunications and Technology Organizations Sponsor the AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... There was a time when tampons and ... going with the flow and turning to menstrual cups, like Lunette . To make ... is introducing their new anthem in this catchy video ! , It’s easy ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Travis Schwarz is an experienced dentist who leads ... MO 63366. He serves patients of all ages with a full menu of dental ... is reflected in the superior patient reviews that he has consistently earned during his ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... services and products in the developing world, is pleased to release their 2015 ... over 5 million unwanted pregnancies, almost 14,000 maternal deaths and 3.8 million unsafe ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... its annual Medical and Prescription Drug survey , an employee benefits ... survey, which was conducted in December 2015, indicates that employers are turning to ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... "FCPX LUT ... quality of your footage," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... can quickly and easily add stylish color grades to their footage. A LUT is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... Deutschland und GERMANTOWN, Maryland , ... Zusammenarbeit mit Therawis bedient dringenden ...   QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: ... bekannt, eine Lizenz- und Entwicklungsvereinbarung mit Therawis Diagnostics ... die Onkologie eingegangen zu sein. Ein erstes Projekt ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016  Zymo Research Corp. announced today the ... materials that help researchers obtain the most accurate ... The rapid growth of the study of microbiomes ... standard methods to improve the reproducibility and quality ... at every step of the measurement process including ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 ... Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022 ... Insulin Pump and Others)" published by P&S Market Research, ... $9,998.3 million in 2015, and it is expected to ... on type, the insulin pump segment is expected to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: