The Resource Medicines adherence : involving patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence, National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care, (electronic resource)

Medicines adherence : involving patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence, National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care, (electronic resource)

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Medicines adherence : involving patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence
Title
Medicines adherence
Title remainder
involving patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence
Statement of responsibility
National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The prescription of medicines is a core element of the delivery of modern health care. Medicines are widely used not only to relieve symptoms and cure conditions but to prevent ill health in the future. Medical advances, combined with an ageing population, have resulted in many patients taking multiple medicines in complex regimes. There is an increasing number and diversity of healthcare professionals involving in prescribing, dispensing or reviewing medicines. Prescribing was once the preserve of the medical profession but prescribing rights are now available to other health professionals either as independent or supplementary prescribers. Medicine-taking is a complex human behaviour and patients evaluate medicines, and the risks and benefits of medicines using the resources available to them. Unwanted and unused medicines reflect inadequate communication between professionals and patients - about health problems and how they might be treated, and about patients' ongoing assessment and experience of treatments. This guideline will be of help to all healthcare professionals by providing guidance on how to involve patients in the decision to prescribe medicines and on how to support patients in their subsequent use of medicines. The recommendations include advice to healthcare professionals to ensure there are robust mechanisms to ensure communication between the many professionals who may be involved in each patient's care
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Cataloging source
DNLM
NLM call number
W 85
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National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care (Great Britain)
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Royal College of General Practitioners
Series statement
NICE clinical guidelines
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  • Medication Adherence
  • Patient Care
  • Patient Participation
  • United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom
Label
Medicines adherence : involving patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence, National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • "Full guideline."
  • "January 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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OCM1bookssj0001004714
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unknown
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001004714
Label
Medicines adherence : involving patients in decisions about prescribed medicines and supporting adherence, National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "Full guideline."
  • "January 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001004714
Dimensions
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001004714

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