New findings from a survey conducted by the National Prescribing Service (NPS) have shed some light on how Australians are using and misusing medicines.
Of 1500 Aussies surveyed, 29% said they sometimes forget to take their medicine. While most never intentionally miss a dose (67%), take less than instructed (71%) or more than instructed (87%), NPS clinicalPertaining to or founded on observation and treatment of participants, as distinguished from theoretical or basic science. adviser, Dr Danielle Stowasser says taking a casual approach is never a good idea.
By comparison, people who take antiretroviralA medication or other substance which is active against retroviruses such as HIV. medicines appear to be considerably more adherent than your average Australian.
Participants in HIV Futures Six, the largest national survey of PLHIVPerson (or people) Living with HIV. This term is now preferred over the older PLWHA. in Australia, were asked how many doses they had missed in the last two days. 98.3% reported missing no doses, 0.9% missed one dose, 0.6% missed two doses and 0.2% missed three or more.