Research shows that chronically ill patients who adhere to their prescribed medications have a decreased risk of adverse health outcomes, utilization of costly healthcare services (such as hospitalizations and emergency department visits), and mortality. IBI's review of 13 published studies concludes that for some conditions, medication adherence also reduces sick-day and short-term disability absences.
Based on this research review, IBI created a calculator to help employers recognize how adherence with diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol medications reduces health care and lost productivity costs—and how much additional savings could be realized by improving adherence rates.
Users can generate results by selecting a condition and providing a count of patients and adherence rates. Adjusting the pay and benefits information allows for estimates to be more relevant to your workforce.
Watch this brief video to learn how the Medication Adherence Calculator works