Wednesday Apr 28, 10:00 AM

136 Effects of Social Determinants of Health on Medication Compliance

Recognizing the impact of social determinants on health lowers the risk of perpetuating a cycle of inequity, disparity, and inequality in health care. Suboptimal compliance and failure to persist with drug treatments are important determinants of therapeutic nonresponse and may be economically significant to individuals as well as society. Correctional health care providers must understand the implications of patients’ social determinants and the corresponding effect on medication compliance, and, ultimately, on health outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the clinical, social, and financial impacts of medication noncompliance
  • Describe the social determinants of health on health outcomes
  • Assess tools to help address health outcomes

Level: Intermediate

  • Deleca Reynolds-Barnes, PharmD

    Vice President, Correctional Pharmacy

    Wellpath

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