Medicine adherence technologies can help national health services curb the rise of chronic diseases
The latest research shows that chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes now account for 70 percent (40 million) of deaths worldwide, with the figure in the UK, a startling 90 percent. Nicholas Rumble, CEO of Curaizon discusses the factors at play, and looks at how national health services can fight back to save more lives.
According to the latest BMJ research, almost half of adults and around 8 percent of children aged 5 to 17 years old worldwide have a chronic condition. And although medications can provide relief, the fact that an estimated 50 percent of people do not adhere to their long term therapy for these illnesses, medicine non-adherence has become a huge problem for many health services globally.
A big contributor to these common and costly long-term health problems is attributed to an ageing population and significant changes in societal behaviours. The…