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Assessment of Medicines Concordance

Developed as part of a Medicines Partnership project, this tool is linked to the Single Assessment Process and designed to help health and social care professionals take a structured approach to assessing an individuals' problems with their medicine.
People often have problems taking their medicines for a variety of reasons. Before appropriate help can be given it is important to know the nature of the underlying causes.
Problems may be:
  • Unintentional: people may want to take their medicines as prescribed, but there are barriers preventing them.
  • Intentional: people may choose not to take their medicines as prescribed for various reasons.
The tool is designed to identify the different elements which should be addressed;
  • Help received at home
  • Exploring peoples' understanding of their medication regime
  • Exploring behaviour and attitude to medicine taking.
  • Physical abilities.

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