Text Messages Remind Patients To Take Meds
A study backs the idea that text message reminders can help patients remember to take medications.By Jasmine Bailey | December 6, 2014
There's an endless number of illnesses that require patients to take medications, and many times those prescriptions save lives.
But what if you've had a busy day and forgot to take that blood pressure or cholesterol pill? Well, results from a study out of London show a text message reminder can be very helpful.
"This was a randomized trial that included 300 patients who had all been prescribed blood pressure ... or cholesterol lowering tablets. ... They were getting one text a week. ... The results showed that one in six patients were helped,"said research leader Professor David Wald said.