Why patients do not take their medicine – and what you can do about it
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Why patients do not take their medicine – and what you can do about it

Catherine Turnbull Health journalist

Primary care and community nurses can tailor conversations with patients to boost individuals’ confidence in prescribed medicines and empower them to optimise their drug regimen

Up to 50% of people do not take their medicines as prescribed, the World Health Organization estimates.

Primary Health Care. 33, 2, 14-16. doi: 10.7748/phc.33.2.14.s6

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