Toward digital-based interventions for medication adherence and safety.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

INTRODUCTION: Adherence to the prescribed use of medications is a major problem for many patients. Whether intentional or unintentional, the failure to take medications as prescribed results in an array of health problems, hospitalizations, and increased health expenditures. AREAS COVERED: The paper reviews the different types of interventions to promote the appropriate use of medications from provider-based to digital-based interventions. These interventions often combine passive and interactive approaches and may include bio-surveillance/monitoring. Many studies have evaluated these interventions in a variety of conditions and patient population, demonstrating mixed outcomes. EXPERT OPINION: The complexity of the underlying causes of poor medication adherence may warrant personalized interventions that combine passive/interactive and personal/digital options. Enriching patient trials may enable observation of larger effect sizes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Haga, SB

Published Date

  • June 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 735 - 746

PubMed ID

  • 32370574

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-764X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/14740338.2020.1764935


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England