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A study conducted in 2019 showed that approximately 50% of the 187 million patients in the US health care system did not follow their medication plan as prescribed. This means they failed to adhere to the drug regimen or to take the medication for the entire prescribed duration. Adherence rates for most medications used to treat chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, usually fall in the range of 50% to 60%, even with patients who have good insurance and drug benefits. This rate of adherence leads to an estimated 125,000 avoidable deaths each year and $100 billion annually in preventable health care costs. The World Health Organization identified economic, social, health care, patient, provider, and therapy-related factors for nonadherence. However, medication nonadherence is not considered a significant issue by most practicing physicians. Medication Adherence Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are valuable tools for predicting medication adherence for various conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, for which AI has been shown to achieve 70% to 80% accuracy in identifying nonadherent individuals.


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