A text message system that would integrate notifications regarding medication for patients would greatly reduce the cost of medicine – according to a new study. The study details how receiving a text message, as a notification, to serve as a reminder for the patient to take a particular medicine – would take a great deal of stress off of the health system. They even go as far as to state that ultimately lives would be saved as result of the system.
Researchers from Queen Mary University in London evaluated 300 people who were taking medication for blood pressure and cholesterol. The group was split evenly, and the terms of the study were very simple.