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Table 4 Proportion of patients displaying high adherence* to medications after discharge

From: A comparison of Chinese and non-Chinese Canadian patients hospitalized with heart failure

  High adherence within 6 months of filling the first prescription High adherence within 1 year of filling the first prescription
  Chinese Non-Chinese P Chinese Non-Chinese P
  n(%) n(%)   n(%) n(%)  
Patients prescribed medication within 30 days of discharge
ACE inhibitors 286 (74.7) 25,328 (82.4) <0.001 259 (67.6) 23,568 (76.7) <0.001
ARBs 102 (82.3) 3428 (81.4) 0.81 98 (79.0) 3201 (76.0) 0.44
Beta blockers 252 (78.5) 17,208 (81.3) 0.21 242 (75.4) 16,319 (77.1) 0.48
  1. *High adherence is defined as having prescriptions filled to cover at least 80% of days during the 6-month and 1-year periods following discharge.