Online refill tools help people take meds more often

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Diabetes patients in the Kaiser Health System spent more days with their prescribed statins on hand if they used Kaiser’s online refill tool, a study shows. Researchers looked specifically at racial and ethnic minorities and found that while these groups had poorer medication adherence than white patients before using the online refills, using the online refills conferred the same benefit for every group. “Many other systems are implementing online portals other than Kaiser,” said lead author Courtney Lyles in a phone interview.
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