Is There A Silver Bullet For Getting Patients To Take Medication Correctly? Tech Might Hold The Answer
Everyone knows that “medication nonadherence" is a major and costly problem, but as it's rooted in human behavior it's hard to actually fix.
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Patients Forgetting Medication Can Be Costly, Fatal. Is Tech The Answer?
About 125,000 people die annually because they took their medications incorrectly, and the problem costs the healthcare system more than $100 billion a year, according to an analysis from health research institute IQVIA. Dr. Dean Schillinger, a primary care doctor at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a professor of medicine at UC San Francisco, said there are a lot of reasons behind what experts call “medication nonadherence.” (Caiola, 1/4)