The Importance of Medical Prescription Adherence
Raising patients’ awareness in taking medications safely and regularly
Almost all treatment plans include medications intake. However, some patients ignore the importance of taking medication and how to take it as prescribed. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medication is not taken as prescribed 50% of the time.
Most people with chronic diseases stop taking their medications after six months, or decide to reduce the doses taken on their own. Only 51% of patients taking high blood pressure medications continue taking their medication as a long-term treatment.
Not taking medications as prescribed, may lead to complications that can affect the results of the treatment plan.
To avoid these serious problems, Nabed partnered with pharmaceutical companies to establish awareness about the importance of taking medications as prescribed through Nabed ecosystem. This technology provides a series of educational videos from reliable sources, which focuses on: The role of medications in the recovery process to achieve treatment goals; taking medications safely; and precautions that should be taken to prevent medications side effects.
Nabed is providing these videos through many technological tools, such as Nabed Mobile which is a health application that offers health articles, tips, and videos that are tailored to match patient’s diagnosis and interests.
Together, we can step forward towards improving health in the Arab world.
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