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Comment & Response
August 2016

Text Messaging and Medication Adherence—Do We Have a Missed Call?—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
  • 2Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • 3Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1227. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3612

In Reply It is well known that nonadherence to therapies in chronic diseases is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs.1 Poor adherence is known to result from an interplay of multiple factors related to patient, therapy, and health care system.2 Key factors affecting adherence include motivation, forgetfulness, adverse effects, cost of therapy, complexity of regimen, and patient beliefs about disease or therapy.

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