Medication Nonadherence in the Latino Population, Language Barriers and Considerations

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Medication adherence is a major public health concern that results in poor health outcomes and significantly increased health care costs. Medication nonadherence rates appear to be higher in non-white patients, including Latino patients. Spanish-speaking patients may receive insufficient care and incur greater negative health outcomes because of language barriers, and medication nonadherence is a contributing factor to this problem. The effect of language barriers on medication adherence will be discussed as well as practitioner considerations for addressing the challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 28 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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