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Time to Take Your Medicine
Text Message Reminders Help People Take Their Prescriptions on Time

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Americans are busy people, and with everything that goes on in our daily lives, remembering to take a prescribed medication can be a challenge. But studies show that forgetting your medications has consequences, including creating a more serious and even dangerous health issue. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, nearly 70 percent of medication-related hospital admissions in the United States are the result of not taking a prescription medication as directed by a doctor, known as medication adherence, costing the health care system roughly $100 billion per year.


Solow, MD, FAAFP, Brian K.

 

OptumRx

Patient Safety

November 2, 2012

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