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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)
Objective—Many studies show the average health status in deprived areas to be poorer and the use of health care to be higher, but there is hardly any information on the impact of the geographical classification on the size of these diVer-ences. This study examines the impact of the geographical classification on the clustering of poor health per area and on(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)
OBJECTIVE Electronic health record (EHR) data are used to exchange information among health care providers. For this purpose, the quality of the data is essential. We developed a data quality feedback tool that evaluates differences in EHR data quality among practices and software packages as part of a larger intervention. METHODS The tool was applied in(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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