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Table 3 Consequences of medication non-adherence by category

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

Categories Number %
Themes/theories 20 8.2
Consequences for patients 125 51.2
Disease consequences 54  
Medication consequences 46  
Quality of life/well-being consequences 25  
Consequences for healthcare professionals 6 2.5
Consequences for clinician-patient interaction 11 4.5
Consequences for the healthcare system 62 25.4
Waste of resources 52  
Public health risk 10  
Consequences for society 20 8.2
Waste of resources 14  
Research/industry 6  
Total 244