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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 103546, 10 pages
Research Article

Interdisciplinary Medication Adherence Program: The Example of a University Community Pharmacy in Switzerland

1School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva-University of Lausanne, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
2Community Pharmacy, Department of Ambulatory Care & Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

Received 22 May 2015; Accepted 23 August 2015

Academic Editor: Alessandra Marengoni

Copyright © 2015 Mélanie Lelubre et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The Community Pharmacy of the Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine (Policlinique Médicale Universitaire, PMU), University of Lausanne, developed and implemented an interdisciplinary medication adherence program. The program aims to support and reinforce medication adherence through a multifactorial and interdisciplinary intervention. Motivational interviewing is combined with medication adherence electronic monitors (MEMS, Aardex MWV) and a report to patient, physician, nurse, and other pharmacists. This program has become a routine activity and was extended for use with all chronic diseases. From 2004 to 2014, there were 819 patient inclusions, and 268 patients were in follow-up in 2014. This paper aims to present the organization and program’s context, statistical data, published research, and future perspectives.