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Doc communication, medication adherence tied: study
Modern Healthcare

As many as three in 10 patients in a recent study didn’t take common drugs in the ways prescribed by physicians, but doctors can improve medication adherence if they have a good relationship and trusting communication with patients.

The study, “Communication and Medication Adherence: The Diabetes Study of Northern California,” published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that doctors could reduce the rate of medication “nonadherence” by forming better relationships with patients.