10.2147/RMHP.S19801. Another study (below) shows how much people miss their medications depending on their chronic-ailment. It is alarming to see that adherence-levels fall below 50% for most people over a period of 6 months!
Cognizant 20-20 insights. Oct 2014
Another study from Queen Mary University of London showed that 25% of people with heart-ailment missed medications by more than 20%. The same research also mentioned that adherence improved drastically if they were reminded on time by SMS texts. People who were given text-reminders saw their non-adherence drop from 25% to 9% – that’s a 64% improvement!.
Reference: Texting patients to remind them to take pills could save thousands of lives a year
From above, it is evident that medication non-adherence is a serious problem worldwide. Setting up medication reminders can save thousands of lives.