Case study from Spotlight series

Improving medication adherence with pharmacy-based care

21 April, 2022

In Germany, an intervention in primary care increased medication adherence among people with heart failure to 80%.

The intervention included the development of a medication plan and provision of appropriate medication. During biweekly visits to the pharmacy, the care team monitored symptoms and adjusted medication if appropriate. Importantly, people with heart failure reported improved quality of life as a result of the intervention.


Schulz M, Griese-Mammen N, Anker SD, et al. 2019. Pharmacy-based interdisciplinary intervention for patients with chronic heart failure: results of the PHARM-CHF randomized controlled trial. Eur J Heart Fail 21(8): 1012-21

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