Why Patients Skip Doses Infographic: Real-time Patient Insights from Medisafe

5 Sep 2019

Highlights from the Skip Doses Infographic

  • The United States ranks 28th among the 200+ countries and territories on Medisafe, lagging behind most European and many South American countries
  • Overall, Fridays and Saturdays are the toughest days of the week for patient to stay adherent
  • Twelve percent of patients said they skipped their dose because they ran out
  • Oncology patients are the most adherent on Medisafe
  • The #1 reason psychiatry patients gave for missing their meds is that they ran out


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Full Skip Doses Adherence Insights

Top 30 Adherent Countries for all Therapeutic Areas

  • Germany: 85%
  • Austria: 83%
  • Italy: 83%
  • Spain: 83%
  • France: 82%
  • Japan: 82%
  • Netherlands: 82%
  • Russian Federation: 82%
  • Argentina: 81%
  • Denmark: 81%
  • Switzerland: 81%
  • Ukraine: 81%
  • Belgium: 80%
  • Brazil: 80%
  • Kazakhstan: 80%
  • Poland: 80%
  • Portugal: 80%
  • Sweden: 80%
  • Venezuela: 80%
  • Iraq: 79%
  • Mexico: 79%
  • Canada: 78%
  • Columbia: 78%
  • Ecuador: 78%
  • Israel: 78%
  • UK: 78%
  • Australia: 77%
  • Turkey: 77%
  • USA: 77%
  • Chile: 76%

Why Patients Skip Doses

  • Didn’t need dose: 30%
  • Forgot/med not nearby: 30%
  • Other: 22%
  • Ran out of meds: 12%
  • Worried about side effects: 4%
  • Worried about cost: 2%

When Patients are Most Likely to Skip Doses

  • Sunday: 2%
  • Monday: 3%
  • Tuesday: 5%
  • Wednesday: 3%
  • Thursday: 5%
  • Friday: 8%
  • Saturday: 6%

How Therapeutic Area Affects Med Adherence

  • Oncology: 85%
  • Infectious Disease: 83%
  • HIV: 82%
  • Hematology, Gynecology: 81%
  • Nephrology: 80%
  • Urology, Neurology, Cardiovascular: 79%
  • Endocrinology, Dermatology, Pulmonary
    Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology: 78%
  • Psychiatry, Ophthalmology: 77%
  • Pain: 75%

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