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Patient Education, Communication Key for Medication Adherence

February 5, 2019 - Strong patient-provider communication, patient education, and lower costs can help patients more confidently manage and take their medications, according to a recent survey from DrFirst. The survey of 200 patients without chronic conditions revealed that more than half of patients are not confident in managing their own drug regimens because they did not receive adequate patient...


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