Effects of and satisfaction with short message service reminders for patient medication adherence: a randomized controlled study

@inproceedings{Huang2013EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of and satisfaction with short message service reminders for patient medication adherence: a randomized controlled study},
  author={Hsiu-Ling Huang and Yu-Chuan Li and Yueh-Ching Chou and Yow-Wen Hsieh and Frank Kuo and Wen-Chen Tsai and Sinkuo Chai and Blossom Yen-Ju Lin and Pei-Tseng Kung and Chia-Jung Chuang},
  booktitle={BMC Med. Inf. & Decision Making},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Medication adherence is critical for patient treatment. This study involved evaluating how implementing Short Message Service (SMS) reminders affected patient medication adherence and related factors. METHODS We used a structured questionnaire to survey outpatients at three medical centers. Patients aged 20 years and older who were prescribed more than 7 days of a prescription medication were randomized into SMS intervention or control groups. The intervention group received daily… CONTINUE READING
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