Clinicians and Their Chronically Ill Pediatric Patients Together Can Improve Medication Adherence and the Use of Health Care Services

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Date Published: 1/2014

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When children and adolescents with asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, or inflammatory bowel disease, or other chronic illnesses, forget or decide not to take their medica­tions, they are more likely to have the kinds of symptoms that require a trip to the emergency department or a stay in the hospital. The Center for Adherence and Self-Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has developed patient-friendly tools to help care­ givers manage medication adherence in children and adolescents.

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