Nursing Home Adherence: A Case Study

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The cost of nonadherence is estimated to cost the US healthcare system $100 to $300 billion a year (Phrma, 2015). This figures includes cost of hospitalization, premature death and nursing home admission. Adding an additional $2,000 to the annual per patient cost, 40% of the nursing homes admission has been associated with non-adherence (Phrma, 2015). Socioeconomic factors One’s socioeconomic levels can contribute to negatives outcomes related nonadherence. Employment status, education level and poverty are some of the factors that can drastically affect a patients treatment endpoints. In some cases, patients who are financially unstable and without adequate insurance coverage are seldom waitlisted, because they have been viewed as less than

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