When people get prescriptions for medications, they assume the products they’re taking are correct and should help them feel better.
However, statistics indicate medication errors happen during 3.8 million hospital admissions and 3.3 million outpatient visits every year in the U.S. Plus, an estimated 7,000 of those incidences result in fatalities. Fortunately, technology reduces those issues in a variety of ways.
Apps to Make Patients More Informed and Empowered
A healthcare provider’s role doesn’t end when they provide a patient with medication. It’s essential to give the individual details about taking the medication correctly, whether other substances could trigger interactions and the most likely side effects.
However, even with the best intentions, health experts may be rushed when providing the information. It’s also likely patients won’t retain it, especially if they’re in pain or groggy from prescribed medication.