FCS Advocacy Posters
Cost-Related Nonadherence (CRN) to Medication

Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth Cowie



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Cost-related nonadherence (CRN) to medication is a growing health-care issue in the United States. CRN to medication is usually defined as skipping doses, taking less medication than prescribed, and/or delaying medication use due to costs. Among 11 developed countries, the United States’ CRN to medication is the highest at 17 percent. When individuals experience CRN to medication, they become vulnerable to additional adverse health outcomes, which may lead to more frequent hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and, in the worst-case scenario, death. Mitigation of CRN to medicine may lead to a reduction in patients’ use of health-care services by improving patients’ overall health and preventing hospital admissions.

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


Family and Consumer Sciences

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Degree Program

Health Education and Promotion


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Health Economics | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social Statistics

Publication Date

Spring 2020


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO

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Cost-Related Nonadherence (CRN) to Medication