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Medication dispensing machines in hospitals: how to reduce medication errors with automated systems
Medication errors affect almost seven million Americans per year, leading to 7,000–9,000 deaths and $40 billion in healthcare spending. The good news? They are entirely preventable.
When medication taking goes awry: the varied causes of medication nonadherence
Prescription drugs can improve one’s quality and quantity of life – so why do so many patients not take medications as instructed?
Pill management systems: Which one is right for you?
Sticking to a medication routine is harder than it seems – especially when multiple meds are at play. But medication management isn’t always a question of motivation or willpower – sometimes, patients and caregivers simply lack a pill management system that works for their needs.
Read on to discover the many different pill management systems available to help you sort, organize, and track your meds and refills.
Acing awkward conversations with Mom: a guide to “The Talk”
My friends tell me one of the hardest things they’ve had to do is bring up “The Talk” with their parents. It’s that difficult conversation no one wants to have.
It may be telling them it’s not safe for them to live alone anymore, they shouldn’t be driving, they need (more) help, or that they need to see a doctor or that your safety concerns about their house.