What influences non-adherence?
In a representative population sample there were 161 responses to the online survey, including 111 people currently taking medicines.
The median age of the medicine users was 59 years, compared with 44 years for non-users. For people taking medicines, the median number prescribed was three.
The harms and benefits of treatment were important factors in patients’ decisions to take medicines. Reducing the risk of death was the most important but severity of symptoms had no