Reimbursement challenges can cause lengthy delays in therapy initiation for patients with life-threating diseases. However, improving outcomes is more than just overcoming barriers to access. Many patients, already at an increased stress level because of the seriousness of their disease, may experience increased anxiety when beginning a new treatment regimen, leading to a decrease in adherence.
patient adherence programs
The patient experience was front and center at a panel I moderated at the CBI 15th Annual Patient Adherence and Access Summit. The panel, titled, “Patient Initiated Campaigns – Strategies to Increase Support and Engagement,” included two patients who offered great insight into the challenges they face and their perceptions regarding industry attempts to aid their treatment regimen.