Medication adherence lowers death risk in schizophrenia patients

11/15/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

Researchers looking at data on more than 2,100 adult patients with schizophrenia found that those who were at least 90% compliant with their antipsychotic treatment regimen were 25% less likely to die than those with compliance below 10%. Among patients on high daily doses of first-generation antipsychotics, however, risk of death was 88% greater. The study appeared online in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin.

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