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Omnicell Medication Adherence Survey

Survey of British adults on behalf of Omnicell about adherence to prescribed medication.

This research, conducted on behalf of Omnicell as part of their new report ‘The true cost of medication non-adherence’ found that:

One in five adults (21%) admit that they have missed a round of medication that they are meant to take every day;

12% of British adults say that they have not finished a course of medication, while only 6% say that they have informed their doctor or healthcare professional about this, suggesting that only around half of British adults are telling their healthcare professional when they fail to complete a course;

Around one in three people (31%) say they have disposed of medication that they have not used, and 6% say that they have given leftover medication to ‘someone they knew’.

Date Published: 22/10/2015

Categories: GB | Health | Public and communities

Client: Omnicell


ComRes interviewed 2,048 British adults online between 31st July and 2nd August 2015. Data were weighted to be nationally representative of all British adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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Survey of British adults on behalf of Omnicell about adherence to prescribed medication, in July to August 2015.

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