IMS Health Study Identifies $200+ Billion Annual Opportunity from Using Medicines More Responsibly

U.S. report finds recent improvements in patient adherence, antibiotic prescribing and generics use; Advances observed in stakeholder collaboration and incentive alignment

Avoidable costs of more than $200 billion are incurred each year in the U.S. healthcare system as a result of medicines not being used responsibly by patients and healthcare professionals, according to a new study released today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. This represents 8 percent of the country’s total annual healthcare expenditures and amounts to millions of avoidable hospital admissions, outpatient treatments, pharmaceutical prescriptions and emergency room visits for patients. More>>

Source IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics