A systematic review of electronic multi-compartment medication devices with reminder systems for improving adherence to self-administered medicines

Paterson, Mary and Kinnear, Moira and Bond, Christine and McKinstry, Brian (2016) A systematic review of electronic multi-compartment medication devices with reminder systems for improving adherence to self-administered medicines. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. ISSN 0961-7671

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    Abstract

    Many patients experience difficulties adhering to medication regimes. For people who forget or get confused about medication, there are products to help them such as multi-compartment medication devices (MMDs). Some of these, known as electronic MMDs (eMMDs), use audible and/or visual signals to prompt the patient when to take medication, dispense medications, give instructions to the patient, and contact a caregiver (mobile Internet or text to a carer) as needed.