Non-adherence to medication is a global problem; in the US, about 125.000 deaths are linked to medication non-adherence.
Specialists suggest three ways to address this problem:
- Offer immediate rewards
- Educate people
- Engage people
Additional remarks to optimize adherence:
- Pre-packaged medication for each intake moment
- Notify people when they forget to take their medication
The PICO; Medication Adherence Support System, packs all these optimizations together. Which ways do you think are viable to improve medication adherence? Please comment below.
Take a look in the infographic why people don’t take their medication.