We recently embarked on a journey to uncover the medication-related experiences and challenges faced by Americans with low incomes. To understand patient perspectives, we engaged The Bliss Group to conduct an internet survey among a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults aged 18 or older with household incomes below $25,000.
Notably, a significant majority of the survey respondents who reported taking medications were enrolled in government-run insurance plans, making the survey particularly valuable for health organizations charged with improving care and reducing costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and dual-enrolled beneficiaries.
The survey set out to address three fundamental questions:
- What is the scope of the medication nonadherence problem?
- What keeps patients from taking their medication(s) correctly?
- What tools would be most helpful in overcoming barriers to medication adherence?
Survey findings show that effectively addressing medication nonadherence necessitates a comprehensive understanding of the unique barriers that patients encounter.
By sharing this report on the survey findings, we aim to provide healthcare leaders with a deeper understanding of patient perspectives and needs as they navigate the complex landscape of medication management. We strongly advocate for healthcare leaders to leverage this valuable information and tailor their interventions accordingly to make informed investments in programs that resonate with their members and effectively support medication adherence.
Download the full report to explore the survey findings.