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Patient misunderstanding of dosing instructions.

Authors
  • Hanchak, N A
  • Patel, M B
  • Berlin, J A
  • Strom, B L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of general internal medicine
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1996
Volume
11
Issue
6
Pages
325–328
Identifiers
PMID: 8803737
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study indicates that the intended dosing regimen is frequently misunderstood when the physician writes outpatient prescriptions in hourly intervals. To promote optimal patient compliance, the outpatient prescription label should state the number of times a day a medication is to be taken.

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