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ba0001pp406 | Osteoporosis: treatment | ECTS2013

In real clinical practice osteoporosis drugs are taken for a very short period: analysis of persistence in the campania region

Iolascon Giovanni , Capaldo Annarita , Orlando Valentina , Menditto Enrica , Gimigliano Francesca

Introduction: Persistence is defined as the period between the start and the interruption of a pharmacological treatment. In osteoporotic patients, persistence to therapy is poor, resulting in reduced benefits and increased risk of fracture.The aim of this study is to analyze persistence with drug therapy in osteoporotic patients in the Campania region.Material and methods: We conducted a retrospective population-based cohort study to examine prescriptio...

ba0003pp311 | Osteoporosis: treatment | ECTS2014

Rates and reasons for lack of persistence with anti-osteoporotic drugs: analysis of the Campania Region Database

Iolascon Giovanni , Gimigliano Francesca , Moretti Antimo , Di Pietro Gioconda , Capaldo Annarita , Orlando Valentina , Monetti Valeria , Menditto Enrica

Background: Osteoporosis treatment involves several therapeutic tools, including long-term drug therapy. Subjects with chronic disorders are more likely to be non-adherent and/or non-persistent to treatment than those with other diseases. Adherence is the extent to which patients take medication as prescribed by their physicians, whereas persistence is the time from treatment initiation to discontinuation. Lack of persistence is common among subjects using oral anti-osteoporot...