Evaluation of a novel medication aid, the calendar blister-pak, and its effect on drug compliance in a geriatric outpatient clinic.

@article{Wong1987EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a novel medication aid, the calendar blister-pak, and its effect on drug compliance in a geriatric outpatient clinic.},
  author={B S Wong and Dean C. Norman},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1987},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={21-6}
}
A prospective, controlled, crossover study on drug compliance was initiated in 22 elderly patients from a geriatric clinic. Half of the patients received their pills from a commercially prepared calendar mealtime blister-pak; the remaining patients received their medication from standard pill bottles. At the end of three months the two groups were crossed over. Pill count and issuance of a new drug supply were done monthly to assess compliance. It was found that the average noncompliance index… CONTINUE READING

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