Monday, 15 July 2013

More on taking your medication

More and more is being written and researched about how patients are taking (or not) taking their medications properly.  Another article below highlights some of the reasons why.  Once again though, proper consideration for the significant population of people with non-functional literacy appears to be less considered.
Read the article "Americans Not Making the Grade on Medication Adherence" published by Medscape Jun 25, 2013.http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/806864?nlid=31865_1301&src=wnl_edit_dail&uac=206251HV 

Then checkout other examples of how information could be improved for people with low literacy.

 
 When and how to take my medication - this document has places for the patient to fill in details about their own medications.http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/All%20my%20medications.pdf

Email or call me to discuss how to improve how your consumers can better understand their medications.
cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au or phone 0466 579 855

References

1. Megan Brooks. Americans Not Making the Grade on Medication Adherence" published by Medscape Jun 25, 2013.http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/806864?nlid=31865_1301&src=wnl_edit_dail&uac=206251HV Downloaded 15 July 2013.
 2. EasyHealth
Downloaded 15 July 2013. 
3.  EasyHealth
When and how to take my medicationhttp://www.easyhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/All%20my%20medications.pdf   Downloaded 15 July 2013.
 

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