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Patient Behavior Drives Not Only Cost but Quality

Noncompliance Drives Costs and Outcomes

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$300 billion of avoidable health care costs is attributed to noncompliance.

  • U.S. Healthcare cost is estimated to have been $3.5 trillion in 2017.
  • The trend is that healthcare costs will increase annually by 5.5% and that by 2020 healthcare costs will account for almost 20% of the US GDP.
  • With improved compliance comes a decrease in hospitalization/rehospitalization and emergency department utilization.
  • Improved compliance leads to improved health outcomes, a healthier population, enhanced quality of life, and increased productivity.

Noncompliance with Medications

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The World Health Organization estimates 75% of people are noncompliant with their medications.

  • $290 billion is the estimated cost of nonā€compliance and leads to poor outcomes, premature death, and hospitalizations/re-hospitalizations.
  • 55% of Americans are on prescription medications, and at least 20% of people are on 3 or more drugs.
  • The National Community Pharmacists Association found that 57% of people missed a medication dose and 28% of people did not refill their medications on time.

Noncompliance with Preventative Services

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Less than 30% of adults are compliant with preventative services.

  • Preventative care services range from health screenings and vaccinations to lifestyle change recommendations.
  • According to the CDC, increasing the use of preventative services can improve employee productivity (estimated to be $260 billion annually).
  • Certain populations, such as minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged people and those living in rural settings, are more likely to be noncompliant with preventative services.