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Infographic: Prescription drugs in the US

A great infographic about prescription drugs in the United States. Some highlights:

  • Prescription drugs account for 10 percent of the US health expenditures. Society must ensure that this money will be spent efficiently and effectively. To accomplish this, the level of medication adherence should be improved.
  • It’s not enough to register if a prescription is fulfilled. A control if and when medication has been taken by the patient is essential.
  • Patients with conditions like diabetes, hypertension and congestive heart failure benefit from taking prescribed medications; saving is $1.200 to $7.800 per patient annually.
  • 89.000 deaths prevented by high blood pressure medication.

Conclusion: medication adherence must be optimized. This is possible with a medication adherence support system or a prescription drug monitoring program!

 

Infographic Prescription Drugs Cost US

Infographic Prescription Drugs Cost US by Clarityway

Author: Indy Kavelaars @ Vitaphone Netherlands

Source: Clarityway

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How to reduce preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke?

The graph down shows that between the age of 65 and 74 the preventable deaths for stroke and heart disease have declined from 2002 until now. Under the age of 65 these deaths remain the same.

Graph Preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke

Graph Preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke

Lack of access to preventive screenings and early treatment for high blood pressure and high cholesterol can explain the differences between these age groups. With Vitaphone’s devices and services cardiovascular diseases can be monitored. The medical professional can follow and support patient progress with:

  • PICO, medication adherence support system. This solution supports people to take their medication as prescribed
  • Tele-ECG-card. ECG monitoring whenever en where ever patients want
  • Cardiac Event Loop Recorder: monitors the hearth continuously.

Take a look at our solutions @ www.vitaphone.nl
Author: Indy Kavelaars
Source: Centers for Disease Control and prevention

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