Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government

Health Services Research & Development

Go to the ORD website
Go to the QUERI website

HSR&D Citation Abstract

Search | Search by Center | Search by Source | Keywords in Title

Medication adherence in secondary prevention post-myocardial infarction.

Valle JA, Ho PM. Medication adherence in secondary prevention post-myocardial infarction. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2014 Dec 1; 16(12):349.

Dimensions for VA is a web-based tool available to VA staff that enables detailed searches of published research and research projects.

If you have VA-Intranet access, click here for more information

VA staff not currently on the VA network can access Dimensions by registering for an account using their VA email address.
   Search Dimensions for VA for this citation
* Don't have VA-internal network access or a VA email address? Try searching the free-to-the-public version of Dimensions


OPINION STATEMENT: Nonadherence to cardiovascular medications is common and has been associated with adverse outcomes. Patient adherence to medications is complex, with multiple factors contributing to the development of nonadherence, and these factors likely evolve over time. Significant efforts have gone into identifying factors that impact patient adherence, including patient, physician, and social/environmental factors. To date, various efforts to improve medication adherence have demonstrated modest results. The most successful interventions have addressed multiple potential reasons for nonadherence, suggesting that an adaptive approach with interventions that are flexible and can address patient-specific needs is important. Future research should be aimed at the development of an adaptive set of tools to identify and address evolving patient barriers to adherence.

Questions about the HSR&D website? Email the Web Team

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.