Chapter

Adherence

Philip Wiffen, Marc Mitchell, Melanie Snelling and Nicola Stoner

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199603640
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730610 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199603640.003.0001

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Adherence

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Introduction to adherence 2

Assessing adherence 4

Strategies to improve adherence 6

Adherence counselling 8

Writing patient information leaflets 10

‘To be taken as directed’ is an instruction that frequently appears on medicine labels. It suggests that a patient will obey the doctor's ‘orders’ without question. However, as most pharmacists are well aware, patients frequently choose not to ‘take as directed’....

Chapter.  3540 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Pharmacology

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