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Kendall L, Eschler J, Lozano P
Engineering for reliability in at-home chronic disease management.
The researchers examined how individuals responsible for managing their own or others’ chronic conditions integrate reminders and notification systems into their daily routines. Based on the participants’ experiences, they contend that many self-management failures should be viewed as systems failures, rather than individual failures and non-compliance.
Citation: Kendall L, Eschler J, Lozano P . Engineering for reliability in at-home chronic disease management. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2014 Nov 14;2014:777-86..
Keywords: Chronic Conditions, Patient Self-Management, Home Healthcare, Patient Adherence/Compliance