A Drug By Name
In the article, "A Drug By Any Other Name: Patients' Ability To Identify Medication Regimens And Its Association With Adherence And Health Outcomes," the authors evaluated the health outcomes of a group of patients based on their knowledge of the prescribe drug compared to those who identified medication strictly visually.
It’s pretty clear that understanding your medications and dosages produces better adherence and outcomes compared to only identifying the physical characteristics of the pill itself. What’s interesting about the study is the authors correlated knowledge with the improved outcomes.
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