Integrated Approaches to Support Medication Adherence: The Case of Hypertension

  • Valérie SantschiEmail author
Part of the Updates in Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection book series (UHCP)


Medication adherence to long-term therapies in chronic diseases is poor and remains a major and costly problem in hypertension care. One in four patients does not adhere to prescribed medication therapy, what is the cause of hospitalizations, morbidity, and mortality. Poor long-term adherence is an important cause of uncontrolled hypertension. Traditional interventions to improve medication adherence can be complex and difficult to implement. One strategy which may have the potential to respond to the challenge of medication adherence in hypertension care is the provision of integrated care or team-based care to support medication adherence. This chapter presents some current integrated or team-based care approaches to support medication adherence in hypertension care, and how to implement these approaches in real-life settings.


Medication adherence Hypertension Team-based care Collaboration Healthcare services Implementation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.La Source, School of nursing sciences, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western SwitzerlandLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Service of Nephrology and HypertensionLausanne University HospitalLausanneSwitzerland

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