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Term: Persistence (of Pharmaceutical Use)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-10-19


is broadly defined as continuing a course of (pharmaceutical) therapy when it is indicated that one should do so.

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Term used in 

  • Catalan VS, Couture JA, LeLorier J. Predictors of persistance of use of the novel antidiabetic agent acarbose. Archives of Internal Medicine 2001;161(8):1106-1112. [Abstract] (View)
  • Haynes R. "Improving patient adherence: State of the art, with a special focus on medication taking for cardiovascular disorders." In: Burke, LE (ed). Compliance in Health Care and Research. New York, NY: Futura Publishing Co, Inc. 2001. 3-21.(View)

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