Literacy and misunderstanding prescription drug labels.

  title={Literacy and misunderstanding prescription drug labels.},
  author={Terry C. Davis and Michael S. Wolf and Pat Farrington Bass and Jason A Thompson and Hugh H. Tilson and Marolee Neuberger and Ruth M. Parker},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={145 12},
Context Low literacy contributes to medical and drug nonadherence. Contribution The authors tested patients in indigent communities to see how well they understood pill bottle labels. Patients with lower literacy levels and those taking a greater number of medications were less able to understand the meaning of the labels. Even among patients who understood the labels, only a minority could correctly demonstrate how to take the pills. Cautions Patients' actual drug-taking behaviors were not… CONTINUE READING
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