Approximately 50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed.
90 million adults in the US are thought to medical illiteracy.
Factors contributing to poor medication adherence are myriad and include those that are related to:
patients (eg, suboptimal health literacy and lack of involvement in the treatment decision–making process),
Nearly three out of four Americans report not always taking their prescript
ion medicine as directed.
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