SMS cures missed prescriptionsTopic: Esendex news
Currently a third of people don’t take their medication as prescribed, either due to forgetting to take their tablets or because they’re unsure of the benefits of their treatment. Not following prescriptions costs the NHS a whopping £500 million each year!
Research by Queen Mary University of London involved around 300 patients, randomly divided into two groups – one group receiving text message reminders and the other receiving no texts. The study has shown sending patients text reminders to take their medication improved the uptake of pills by 64% – it could also save healthcare providers millions!
Not only is text messaging for medication reminders effective, it’s also extremely low cost and can save valuable time and money.
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