Race/Ethnicity, Disability, and Medication Adherence Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Heart Failure

Journal of General Internal Medicine: April 2014

BACKGROUND

Recent and national data on adherence to heart failure drugs are limited, particularly among the disabled and some small minority groups, such as Native Americans and Hispanics.

OBJECTIVE

We compare medication adherence among Medicare patients with heart failure, by disability status, race/ethnicity, and income.

DESIGN

Observational study.

SETTING

US Medicare Parts A, B, and D data, 5 % random sample, 2007–2009. Read more