Survey Shows Patients Feel Unsure About Taking Medicine Properly

January 25, 2019

More than half of patients feel unsure about their ability to take new medications as directed, according to a survey released Thursday by DrFirst, a firm that sells e-prescribing and patient medication management solutions.

The survey, which focused on patients with non-chronic conditions, found that two-thirds of those patients blamed their lack of confidence on insufficient time with physicians. It also suggested that respondents would most prefer to learn about their medications from a short online video sent by their doctor or pharmacist via a link.

“At a time when most physicians are working at full capacity and have less time for face-to-face patient encounters, it’s critical that we seek alternative methods for educating patients about how to safely take new medications and about each drug’s potential side effects,” DrFirst president Cameron Deemer said.

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