Research database

This Research Database has been developed by HCPC Europe to create an overview of the available research in the field of patient-friendly and adherence packaging. The database is for all members of HCPC Europe. Members can register as a user to get access to the database. Is your organisation not a member yet? Then please register your organisation as a member or contact our Executive Director Ger Standhardt for more information.

Medication compliance and the elderly

Elderly patient noncompliance is one of the most vexing and difficult aspects of the geriatric drug use process. Patient noncompliance in the elderly is a cause for concern that is present and growing. Impacts to improve elderly patient compliance are complex as well and will become more complex as the number and percentage of the elderly increase dramatically in the years to come. Individualized therapies; the provision of enhanced verbal and written patient counseling; and use of unit-dose, blister packaged, and specialized compliance packaging are proven means to the end-point of improvement of elderly patient compliance. All involved in the delivery of health care services to the elderly must realize that in order to improve elderly patient compliance, these and other techniques that allow patients to become and remain compliant must be continuously utilized in the growing geriatric population.