Money talks in medication compliance

Paying patients as little as $1 per week can dramatically boost their adherence to medications, research shows.

Pooling 21 different trials, researchers found financial incentives had a strong overall effect on patient behaviour, although success rates varied from study to study.

The most successful studies were those offering $US50 ($47) or more in cash and paying out at least weekly, found the meta-analysis published last month in the American Journal of

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