ABC taxonomy

NEW: Translation of ABC taxonomy in multiple languages.

The ABC taxonomy project started as the first workpackage of  the FP7-funded project “Ascertaining Barriers for Compliance: policies for safe, effective and cost-effective use of medicines in Europe”. The ABC taxonomy was developed in collaboration with ESPACOMP.

  • Original publication: A new taxonomy for describing and defining adherence to medications. Vrijens B, De Geest S, Hughes DA, et al. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2012;73(5):691-705.
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  • Translation in French and German: The ABC taxonomy for medication adherence translated into French and German. Haag M, Lehmann A, Hersberger KE, et al. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2020;86(4):734-744.
  • Ongoing translation & contact details