Asking patients “How often do you miss taking your medication?” is an effective way to identify issues with medication adherence. As Paul Sud, MD, of Flint, Mich., writes in a Practice Pearl, it uncovers nonadherence “without shaming the patient. It also allows for a nonconfrontational and nonjudgmental conversation about patient compliance and barriers to adherence. Furthermore, it acknowledges human error. With these issues out in the open, my patients and I can then work together to generate personalized solutions.”
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