Text messages improve medication adherence

The answer to medication adherence for chronic disease patients may be as a simple as sending text messages.

An Australian study has revealed that mobile text messaging roughly doubles the odds of medication adherence in patients, improving it to as high as 68%.

Adherence to long-term therapies by people with chronic illness is poor and is often described as one of the “largest unsolved gaps” in modern healthcare.

So researchers at the George Institute of Global Health in Sydney decided to investigate solutions and examined the results of 16 randomised trials in which 2742