After reading this article, the learner should be able to: • Describe the importance of dosage administration aids as a way to help improve medication compliance and therapeutic outcomes, as well as averting potential adverse drug events; • Identify the benefits of good communication between pharmacists, prescribing doctors and, when appropriate, hospital and/or aged care facility staff for the timely packaging, dispensing and administration of the correct medications in dosage administration aids.
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