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A growing body of research addresses the negative and unnecessary impacts of non-compliance for patients, providers, pharmacies and payers.
We've the taken the opportunity of including links to just a few. Please contact us for information on additional research.
Thinking Outside the Pillbox A NEHI Research Brief - August 2009 (link)
This comprehensive study (link) concludes that a collaborative
approach is needed to solve the non-compliance issue and that
they need timely and complete data.
Few of the design
principles outlined here can succeed without making timely and
complete data available to patients, physicians, and other
providers when they need it. Data on patients and on relevant
medications must be available at the point of prescription and
at every point of patient follow-up. Lack of complete and
timely data will hinder the ability of health care providers
to identify and track non-adherent patients.
Medication Regimens: Causes of Noncompliance Office of Inspector General, Department of Health & Human Services (link)
Noncompliance with medication orders:
Why Pharmacists Belong In The Medical Home (link)
Poor Adherence to Medications May Be Associated with Falls J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci (2010) 65A(5): 553-558 first published online March 15, 2010 (link)
Promoting Medication Adherence in Older Adults . . . and the Rest of Us Diabetes Spectrum Volume 22, Number 2, 2009 (link)
University of Birmingham - Automatic Medicine Dispensers A Review of Evidence and Current Practice This study (link) documented significant cost savings from the use of an automated pill dispenser much like our standard product. They conclude that the dispenser alone is a valuable tool:
Automatic medicine dispensers appear to be a valuable addition to the range of aids available to support medicines compliance. As such they may be useful in enabling carefully selected people to sustain health and independence and may be considered useful in terms of prevention. They do not guarantee that medication has been taken any more than other such aids, but they may increase the likelihood among certain of those who actually want to take their tablets.
Evaluating the Cost of
Medication Non Compliance in the Treatment of Epilepsy
This study (link) although specific to treatment of
epilepsy comes to the same conclusion as other chronic
The results of the study
shows that non adherence to prescribed medication is a severe
problem in the treatment of epilepsy. Only 75% of US
population with chronic diseases takes medication as
prescribed and this failure to comply with treatment regimen
leads to two types of consequences: a reduction in the health
outcome for the patient and an increase in health care costs.
Improving Prescription Medication Adherence is Key to Better Health Care PhRMA Brief - January 2011 - August 2009 (link)
A Call to Action: Eliminate Handwritten Prescriptions Within 3 Years! ISMP, Institute for Safe medication Practices (link)
The Role of Medication NonCompliance and Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalizations of the Elderly Nananda Col, MPP; James E. Fanale, MD; Penelope Kronholm, MD Arch Intern Med. 1990;150(4):841-845 (link)
The Importance of Medication Adherence (link)
Additional Studies Med-E-Lert products are the focus of a current US research study. We are delighted to participate in other industry and academic studies.
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