Prevalence of daily medication adherence among children with sickle cell disease: a 1-year retrospective cohort analysis.

Patel NG, Lindsey T, Strunk RC, DeBaun MR
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 55 (3): 554-6

PMID: 20658630 · PMCID: PMC3665080 · DOI:10.1002/pbc.22605

The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of adherence to daily medications among children with sickle cell disease (SCD). Prescription records for 12 months were obtained from participants who had insurance in a Medicaid-based single health maintenance organization. Adherence was measured as a ratio between the number of expected days and the observed days between two refill periods for daily medications. A total of 93 children were studied. The average refill prescription rate was 58.4%. More formal strategies are required to identify barriers to prescription refills among children with SCD.

2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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Anemia, Sickle Cell Anti-Asthmatic Agents Antisickling Agents Child Cohort Studies Folic Acid Hematinics Humans Hydroxyurea Medication Adherence Penicillins

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