We are the “experts in patient compliance / medication adherence” and offer a comprehensive line of medical devices to help your patients become and stay compliant with Rx meds (doctor’s prescription) or OTC meds.
More about patient compliance devices.
Since our founding in 1972 we have developed what many call “the premier line” of adherence tools (medical instruments). Our pill boxes, syringe cases and automatic pill dispensers are all sold under the “Borin Halbich” brand name. Our products are 100% engineered and produced in the United States of America.
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- Borin Halbich 20 Count Pill Box (20 count pill box) Most popular pill box for clinical studies
- Borin Halbich 7 Pack Pill Box (The 7 Pack) (Pill Timer + Pill Organizer + Pill Box + Simple to Use).
- Borin Halbich Multi Dose Pill Box (multi dose pill boxes). Bulk/Case business & enterprise pricing is available. (bulk prices)
- Borin Halbich Nursing Home Pill Box (Easy to use – large purple and yellow pill boxes). Proven in clinical study to improve patient compliance AND clinical end-point (blood pressure).
- Borin Halbich Nursing Home Pill Box Organizer & Reminder (Easy to set up – small green pill boxes).
- Borin Halbich Nursing Home Pill Box (Easy to transport Small light blue pill boxes) [Compliance Recorder and MDI Dose Counter]
- Borin Halbich Peek-A-Box Pill Box (Compact 7 day organiser pill boxes).
- Borin Halbich Syringe Cases (Proven in clinical studies with diabetics and patients using insulin. All materials are 100% compliant with United States medical standards and regulations.)
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Medication Adherence / Patient Compliance Tips:
Discreet Reminders: If confidentiality is an issue, excuse yourself to the restroom and take your medicines there. Using the Borin Halbich Pill box or discreet Peek-A-Box pill box also helps you keep your medication schedule private. Simply use your watch alarm to notify you or set up a notification on your mobile phone.
Patient Compliance + Medication Adherence Statistics
Patient Compliance: Medication non-compliance (non-adherence), the failure to take drugs on time in the dosages prescribed, is as dangerous and costly as many illnesses.
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Get Medical Facts: Despite the fact that medications can save or extend lives, the average patient fails to follow her/his pill prescription half the time.
The reasons behind this failure are varied; ranging from simple forgetfulness to confusion to ambivalence, but the problem costs an estimated $290 billion in emergency-room visits and other avoidable medical expenses in the United States (11).
Studies have shown than non-compliance causes 125,000 deaths annually in the US (2), leads to 10 to 25 percent of hospital and nursing home admissions, and is becoming an international epidemic. It is, in the words of The New York Times (1) the world’s “other drug problem“.
· 10% of hospital admissions due to noncompliance (4,5). Cost $15.2 billion / 3.5 million patients.
· About 50% of the 2 billion prescriptions filled each year are not taken correctly (7).
· 1/3 of patients take all their medicine, 1/3 take some, 1/3 don’t take any at all (Rx prescription never filled) (6).
· 25,000,000 nonprofessional caregivers in the US (8).
· 80% of nonprofessional caregivers are women (8).
· 80%-90% of people requiring care in the US receive it from family members or friends (9).
Merck Manual on ways to Improve Patient Compliance (Medication Reminders & Pillboxes)
World Health Organization. Adherence to Long-Term Therapies Adherence Report
References1. The New York Times June 2, 1998 2. Smith, D., Compliance Packaging: A Patient Education Tool, American Pharmacy, Vol. NS29, No 2 February 1989 3. Standberg, L.R., Drugs as a Reason for Nursing Home Admissions, American Health care Association Journal, 10,20 (1984). 4. Schering Report IX The Forgetful Patient: The High Cost of Improper Patient Compliance. 5. Oregon Department of Human Resources, A study of Long-Term Care in Oregon with Emphasis on the Elderly March 1981. 6. Hayes, R.B.NCPIE Prescription Month, October 1989 7. National Council for Patient Information and Education. 8. Rosalynn Carter Institute of Georgia Southwestern College. 9. Parade Magazine, 1/29/95. 10. Med Ad News February 2010 11. New England Healthcare Institute