Text messages boost patients' medication adherence, control of health condition

11/12/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

A study in Annals of Emergency Medicine found that automated daily text messages boost diabetes patients' medication adherence and control of their condition. Researchers found that self-reported medication adherence among participants who were treated in the emergency department improved to 5.4 from 4.5 on an eight-point scale, while participants' blood glucose levels were reduced by 1.05% after they received text messages for six months.

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