Analytical Chemistry For Assessing Medication Adherence by Sangeeta TannaAnalytical Chemistry For Assessing Medication Adherence by Sangeeta Tanna

Analytical Chemistry For Assessing Medication Adherence

bySangeeta Tanna, Graham LawsonEditorSangeeta Tanna

Paperback | April 21, 2016

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The lack of adherence to medication is a growing public health problem worldwide and is costing many patients their good health and healthcare systems billions of dollars. A new volume in theEmerging Issues in Analytical Chemistryseries,Analytical Chemistry for Assessing Medication Adherenceintroduces the concept of medication adherence/compliance and reports international perspectives on medication adherence while highlighting its importance. It then describes the opportunities for analytical chemistry to assess medication adherence and thereby provide an evidence base for clinicians to improve patient health outcomes. The authors highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each of the analytical techniques cited in addition to categorizing the findings in terms of the biological samples used to assess adherence and identifying methods to extract biological samples prior to analysis. The final chapter provides the authors perspective in this area, emphasising the importance of medication optimization for individual patients.

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  • Surveys the strengths, weaknesses, and appropriateness of existing instruments and techniques and points the way toward a program of therapeutic optimization
  • Brings together data scattered amongst professional journals and other sources in a single convenient volume
  • Presents the problem of adherence and the authors evaluation of possible solutions based on the analysis of patient bio-samples
Sangeeta Tanna has a PhD in Pharmaceutics and is a Reader in Pharmaceutical Bioanalysis. Her expertise and research interests are the pharmaceutical bioanalysis and drug delivery fields. Her early research focused on developing instrumental methods for measuring the glucose-dependent delivery of insulin from a smart gel. This led to th...
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Title:Analytical Chemistry For Assessing Medication AdherenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128054638

ISBN - 13:9780128054635

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Medication Adherence

Chapter 2. Opportunities and Challenges for Analytical Chemistry in the Assessment of Medication Adherence

Chapter 3. Analytical Chemistry Methods for the Assessment of Medication Adherence

Chapter 4. Application of Bioanalytical Methods to Assess Medication Adherence in Clinical Settings

Chapter 5. Medication Adherence: Where Do We Go From Here?