Packaging interventions to increase medication adherence

28 October 2014

Inadequate medication adherence is a widespread problem that contributes to increase chronic disease complications and health care expenditures. Packaging interventions using pill boxes and blister packs have been widely recommended to address the medication adherence issue. This meta-analysis review determined the overall effect of packaging interventions on medication adherence and health outcomes.
The research concludes that overall, meta-analysis findings support the use of packaging interventions to effectively increase medication adherence. The study excluded packaging interventions other than pill boxes and blister packs (Informa Healthcare, 21 October 2014).
Click here for an abstract of the article.
Improving patient adherence is one of the themes in the NVC member project Pharmaceutical Packaging Innovation.

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