Medication Nonadherence in the Latino Population, Language Barriers and Considerations

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Abstract

Medication adherence is a major public health concern that results in poor health outcomes and significantly increased health care costs. Medication nonadherence rates appear to be higher in non-white patients, including Latino patients. Spanish-speaking patients may receive insufficient care and incur greater negative health outcomes because of language barriers, and medication nonadherence is a contributing factor to this problem. The effect of language barriers on medication adherence will be discussed as well as practitioner considerations for addressing the challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 28 2015

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Communication Barriers
Medication Adherence
Hispanic Americans
Population
Health
Health Care Costs
Public Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Medication Nonadherence in the Latino Population, Language Barriers and Considerations. / White, Nicole D.

In: American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 1, 28.01.2015, p. 43-45.

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