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

Mary Paterson, Moira Kinnear, Christine Bond, Brian McKinstry

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Early online date1 Feb 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Feb 2016


  • medication device
  • patient adherence
  • reminder systems

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