3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.7.11Multi-compartment compliance aids

Although multi-compartment compliance aids (MCA), (also known as monitored dosage systems (MDS)) may be of value to help some patients with problems managing their medicines and maintaining independent healthy living, they are one option following a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s ability to safely manage their medicines. They may not be the best intervention for everyone and many alternative interventions are available. Evidence indicates that MCA should not automatically be the intervention of choice for all patients.