Sunday, May 04, 2008

Pill-boxes are great, but...

In this article, the author brings up many points supporting the usefulness of various pill-box programs. At the conclusion she quickly mentions that health care professionals know that education and communication is essential for long-term adherence. Barriers including side-effects and dosage levels simply cannot be addressed by reminders alone. Patients need to "empower themselves to take care of their disease," but a beeping box can only go so far.