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:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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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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