The importance of Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

  • Improved patient adherence and utilization of medication
  • Patients meet their treatment goals
  • Less drug duplication, harmful side effects, or interactions between medications, vitamins and supplements
  • Effective use of medication leads to greater medication cost savings and medical resources (less ER visits)
  • 50%: On average 50 percent of patients do not take their medications as prescribed and 33 percent never even fill their first prescription.
  • 700 THOUSAND: Each year, an estimated 700,000 Americans experience adverse reactions to prescribed drugs that require an emergency room visit.
  • $290 Billion: The estimated annual cost of patients not taking their medication as prescribed approaches $290 billion.

Resources:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

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