Use of active ingredient information for low socioeconomic status parents' decision-making regarding cough and cold medications: role of health literacy.

@article{Yin2013UseOA,
  title={Use of active ingredient information for low socioeconomic status parents' decision-making regarding cough and cold medications: role of health literacy.},
  author={Hsiang Shonna Yin and Alan L. Mendelsohn and Perry Nagin and Linda van Schaick and Maria E Cerra and Benard P. Dreyer},
  journal={Academic pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          229-35
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Parent administration of multiple medications with overlapping active ingredients places children at risk for overdose. We sought to examine how parents use active ingredient information as part of the process of selecting a cough/cold medication for their child and how health literacy plays a role. METHODS Experimental study of parents of children presenting for care in an urban public hospital pediatric clinic. Parents were asked to determine which of 3 cough/cold medications… CONTINUE READING
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