Medication Noncompliance

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Medication adherence comes from whether or not the patient takes their medication as prescribed, and on whether or not they continue to take that medication. Medication noncompliance has been a growing concern in the healthcare industry due to the association with relapse, higher cost of care, lower level of functioning, risk for suicide, and re-hospitalization with longer hospital stays (Bressington, Gray, & Mui, 2013). There are many different factors that can be associated with medication noncompliance in addition to negative attitudes toward taking medication, poor insight, substance misuse, previous noncompliance and inadequate discharge planning. The goal of this study is to determine the extensiveness of antipsychotic medication non-compliance
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