Table 4

Overall adherence rates across methods
Assessment Method Number of patients (%)
Adherent CL 95%
Plasma concentration a 98.2% 95-99%
Physician rating 92.1%* 88-95%
Prescription refill (6months)b 85.3%* 78-90%
Self-rating 82.6%*+ 77-87%
Overall prescription refill b 77.8%*+ 70-83%

a plasma concentrations below the quantification limit indicate non-adherence (see Methods section).

b an MPR of >90% was classified as adherent.

* significant lower adherence rate than adherence rate indicated by plasma concentration.

+ significant lower adherence rate than adherence rate indicated by physician-rating.

Oberguggenberger et al.

Oberguggenberger et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:474   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-474

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