Author(s): Greenberg RN
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Abstract The literature was reviewed in an effort to relate frequency of dosing and other influences with patient compliance in medication taking. Once-a-day and twice-a-day regimens were associated with significantly better compliance (73\% and 70\%, respectively) than were three-times-daily (52\%) and four-times-daily (42\%) regimens. Compliance is not related to income, social class, occupation, or educational background, and it cannot be accurately predicted by physicians. Unintentional errors in taking medication are made by 50\% to 90\% of patients.
This article was published in Clin Ther
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology