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Table 2 Causes of medication non-adherence by category

From: Developing consensus-based policy solutions for medicines adherence for Europe: a delphi study

Category Count %
Patient factors - patient behaviour/characteristics 100 20.0
Medication factors 98 19.6
Patient factors - treatment effects 66 13.2
Patient factors - patient beliefs and concerns 55 10.9
Clinician factors 42 8.4
Meta theories of adherence/ theories of adherence 42 8.4
Healthcare organisation factors 32 6.4
Patient/clinician interaction 29 5.8
Environmental and social/structural factors 28 5.6
Disease factors 9 1.8
Total 501