Personalised alerts improve medication adherence

Asthmatics experience improved medication adherence if they receive regular reminders, according to an Australian study.

Researchers led by Associate Professor Helen Reddel (pictured) from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney investigated the use of a device clipped on an inhaler that reminds the patient to take a puff if they miss a dose.

The six-month study found 73% of patients took their prescribed daily doses when they received the alerts. Only 46% of a control group had similar