In the UK, it is recognised that up to 50% of people take their prescribed medication incorrectly or not at all.
This could be anything from a missed dose of antibiotics for a chest infection or a transplant patient forgetting to take their anti-rejection drugs – the impact on quality of life and health outcomes can be huge as with the financial implications for our health service.
Adherence in the UK
Non-adherence costs the NHS approximately £3 billion per annum.
The advantage of PAMAN
The only way to prove a dose or course has been taken correctly, consistently, for the entire duration of a trial is for a trained professional to prompt, observe and record each dose interval in real time.
PAMAN is the only system and service able to achieve these key metrics for short, medium and long-term studies.
This means that during a drug trial in the community the safety-net is always there to ensure the best possible health outcome for the patient and the best financial outcome for the manufacturer.
We call at a time arranged with the service user.
We observe the Service User take their medication.
We have important information to hand if we should need it.
We have the current prescription from which we make sure all the medication is being taken at the correct dose at the correct time. We record all medication taken.