Electronic medication monitors have some unique advantages. These systems use microchip technology to register the date and time the medication container is opened. This provides a dynamic measure of medication dosing rather than a simple percentage. Still there remain several critical assumptions. The first is that even if the container is opened and closed at the appropriate time, a single medication dose was removed and taken. The second is that taking one medication at the correct time, is an appropriate surrogate for overall medication compliance. While both assumptions are intuitive, they remain unproven. However to date these medication monitors seem to provide the best estimates of medication compliance.8

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