Ascertaining Barriers to Compliance Project

Ascertaining Barriers to Compliance Project

Thu., June 23, 2011

Ascertaining Barriers to Compliance Project 
Ray Bullman, NCPIE Executive Vice President, is representing NCPIE in a project to develop policy recommendations to address medication nonadherence to medicines across Europe. The project, 'Ascertaining Barriers to Compliance: Policies for Safe, Effective and Cost Effective Use of Medicines in Europe (ABC Project)', is funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework programme. In addition to NCPIE, representatives from 14 nations will convene in London on June 23, 2011. The major goal of the meeting is to reach consensus on the range of policy solutions that could be implemented to support patients with medication taking. The principal aims of the project are: 
 

  • To obtain European consensus on terminology used in the field of non-compliance
  • To identify the determinants of non-compliance with short-term and long-term treatment
  • To obtain insight in current practices of compliance management
  • To assess the effectiveness of compliance-enhancing interventions
  • To estimate the cost-effectiveness of compliance-enhancing interventions
  • To develop policy recommendation for promoting patient compliance in European healthcare

 

The meeting will be held at the Royal Society, London, and will involve stakeholders from patient and caregiver organizations, healthcare professionals, healthcare policymakers and the pharmaceutical industry. The results of the meeting will be used to help formulate the ABC final recommendations for health policy makers in Europe.