Medication nonadherence: Part II--A pilot study in patients with congestive heart failure

Manag Care Interface. 1998 Sep;11(9):67-9, 75.


Nonadherence is a significant medical problem in the United States, leading to excessive morbidity, mortality, and medical costs. In the conclusion to this two-part article, the authors describe a pilot study involving 311 patients taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor that evaluates the principal factors for nonadherence to pharmaceutical therapy in patients with congestive heart failure.

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors / administration & dosage*
  • Comorbidity
  • Drug Therapy / psychology*
  • Enalapril / administration & dosage*
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
  • Patient Compliance*
  • Process Assessment, Health Care
  • Random Allocation
  • Risk Assessment*
  • United States


  • Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Enalapril