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Can we improve how well people take their medicine?

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  • Website: Evidence-based Living
  • Resource type: Article

Summary - The message of this resource is:

Many people do not take their medication as prescribed by their health care provider. There are many ways to encourage people to take their medication, including encouragement by health providers, family and friends, but these do not always lead to improvements. More research is needed on this topic.

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Rated on: 4/6/2017 9:48:40 AM

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