- Patients benefit from a better quality of life.
- It improves therapeutic outcomes,allowing the patient to experience the intended effects of a prescribed medication.Improved health state leads to a more productive lifestyle, and businesses benefit from healthy employees.
- Improved adherence can reduce the number of hospital admissions, emergency room visits, and sick days, which cost industries billions of dollars annually.
- Everyone benefits if overall costs to the U.S. health care system linked to prescription non-compliance can be reduced.
Cost of Noncompliance
Studies show that people with chronic conditions follow their medication regimens, as prescribed, only 50-60 percent of the time, despite evidence thatMEDICATION THERAPY IMPROVES LIFE EXPECTANCY AND QUALITY OF LIFE. The most important figure is that approximately 125,000 deaths per year in the United States are linked to medication non-adherence.
Depending on the group being studied, as many as 69 percent of medication-related hospital admissions and 40 percent of nursing home admissions in the U.S. are due to non-adherence. The hidden pharmaceutical costs of traits like forgetfulness, procrastination and how we take our medications, estimates the annual tab for these human behaviors of non-adherence is approcimately $163 billion each year including costs for additional doctor visits, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and additional medicines.
We want to help you take control of your health with the PillRite. This product was developed by the inventor of the PillRite for her personal use, so we know it works. It is time to take Control, IT’S TIME TO GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE.
While the word has gotten out about the health benefits of other lifestyle practices such as not smoking or exercising regularly, it is fair to say that the importance of COMPLIANCE has not received nearly the attention it deserves.
"Medication compliance" means taking the right amount of your medication - no more, no less - at the right time, and in the right way for as long as your health care provider suggests.There is a lot of evidence that patients are not taking their medications as prescribed. Lack of medication adherence contributes to poor patient outcomes and billions of health care dollars spent unnecessarily.Remember medication errors are a primary cause of complications in healthcare.Are you ready to take control of your Health? The motivation for a healthier you should be at the core of your willingness to take your medication as prescribed. It is one thing to talk about medication compliance and another to truly comply. It is difficult to follow through but you are not alone. Research has shown it affects both males and females of all ages and across the spectrum of education and socioeconomic status.
- Set up daily routines around your medications (ex. brushing your teeth)
- Keep your pillbox where you'll notice it. (ex. bathroom counter, nightstand, kitchen)
- Take your medication at the same time every day
- Keep water with your pillbox
- Refill your prescription in a timely manner
- Set a reminder on your phone
- Use a pillbox (ex. PILLRITE)
- Use your pharmacist
- Keep your medication list up to date
- Use your medication list when filling your pillboxes
Your pharmacist can talk to you about your medicine. They can help you understand how and when to take your medicine, what the side effects are, and any interactions. You can call them or talk to them at the pharmacy
- What is the name of the drug
- How and when to take the drug
- What is the drug for
- How long do I take the drug
- Keep it up to date
- Carry it with you
- Have a list with your meds(use PILLRITE Note holder)
- Share with your doctor/pharmacist