Health literacy – a key to medication adherence

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: JALUNDHWALA, Forum (Shreenath Chemicals, Quality Assurance, mumbai, India)
  • Co-author(s): Forum Janak Jalundhwala: Quality Assurance, Shreenath Chemicals, Mumbai, India
    Vaiyapuri Subramaniam: Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington DC, United States
    Shin Hsien Shen: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
  • Abstract:

    Methods

    Various cases of medication-related errors were reviewed. The root cause of the cases was analysed. Ways to improvise health literacy and communication strategies were evaluated.

    Results

    One of the biggest causes of medication errors was found to be a lack of knowledge of patients to adhere to prescribed medications. Miscommunication was..

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