Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing (ND)
Dr. Jennifer Harris
Dr. Amy Hite
Dr Pawan Kahol
An Abstract of the Scholarly Project by
Shawn E. Raymond
Medication cost is a major contributor for patient medication nonadherence. Take in the fact that a large population lives in poverty, many cannot afford to pay the retail prices associated with purchasing their medications. By incorporating wholesale medications into a charitable health clinic, the reduced cost of medications for treatment of both acute and chronic illnesses could be passed on to those in need thereby decreasing cost associated medication nonadherence. Nurse Practitioners in the state of Kansas are not afforded the privilege to purchase, repackage and distribute or resell wholesale medications like their physician counterparts. If current legislation were changed to allow this to happen, even if it is only in the setting of the charitable healthcare clinics, those individuals who are uninsured and in poverty would have more affordable access to prescription medications. By increasing the affordability of the medications and decreasing cost associated medication nonadherence, the health status of this population could be greatly improved.
Raymond, Shawn E., "DECREASING COST ASSOCIATED MEDICATION NONADHERENCE" (2016). Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project. 10.
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