Dinny H. de Bakker

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BACKGROUND Poor adherence to oral antidiabetics has a negative influence on glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes patients. Real Time Medication Monitoring (RTMM) combines real time monitoring of patients' medication use with SMS reminders sent only if patients forget their medication, aiming to improve adherence. This study aimed to investigate the effect(More)
INTRODUCTION This article describes the development of EPICON; an application to group ICPC-coded diagnoses from electronic medical records in general practice into episodes of care. These episodes can be used to estimate prevalence and incidence rates. METHODS We used data from 89 practices that participated in the Dutch National Survey of General(More)
Considerable variability in adherence over time exists. The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent deviations from the prescribed regimen in type 2 diabetes patients can be explained by characteristics of the individual ‘medication intake moments’ and the patient. Medication intake of 104 non-adherent type 2 diabetes patients from 37 community(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients experience difficulties in adhering to long-term treatment. Although patients' reasons for not being adherent are diverse, one of the most commonly reported barriers is forgetfulness. Reminding patients to take their medication may provide a solution. Electronic reminders (automatically sent reminders without personal contact(More)
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