What is it about?
The impact of blister packaging in the outpatient setting is unclear, and the types of patients who use them is not well-defined. This study demonstrated an improvement in adherence after implementation of a blister pack in a small group of patients who were mostly female, elderly, cognitively impaired, and had a high pill burden.
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Why is it important?
It is often assumed that blister packaging medication will lead to improved medication adherence; however, it is important to measure adherence in patients receiving this type of packaging and their characteristics to see what types of patients may benefit most from a blister pack.
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This page is a summary of: Blister Packaging Medications for Adherence for American Indians/Alaska Natives in the Outpatient Setting, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, June 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0897190019851357.
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