Medication Non Adherence

Using Tech to Drive Patient Medication Education, Adherence

June 12, 2017 - A noncompliant patient is not always the root of medication non-adherence. Instead, lacking patient medication education can keep patients from understanding their medications, causing adherence errors along the way. What is the medication dose? How often should the patient take the drug? Should the patient take the drug on an empty stomach or after a meal? These are questions that many patients...

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