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What's in a name? medication terms: what they mean and when to use them

Wride, Nicholas, Finch, Tracey, Rapley, Tim, Moreira, Tiago, May, Carl and Fraser, Scott (2007) What's in a name? medication terms: what they mean and when to use them British Journal of Ophthalmology, 91, (11), pp. 1422-1424. (doi:10.1136/bjo.2007.118117).

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To ensure that patients benefit as much as possible from the treatment prescribed to them, we, as physicians, must consider some of the new and novel approaches to medication-taking behaviour. We will present a brief overview of this topic and discuss some of the developments in our understanding. We will also demonstrate how this has been inextricably linked with our use of language. As terminology in this field has evolved, our ability to understand and engage with patients and the medications we prescribe them has shifted, mirroring the fundamental change in the doctor–patient relationship.

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Published date: November 2007


Local EPrints ID: 163575
ISSN: 0007-1161
PURE UUID: 79971784-e5b7-42da-a2ae-1b5487e0751a
ORCID for Carl May: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 Sep 2010 10:30
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:30

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Author: Nicholas Wride
Author: Tracey Finch
Author: Tim Rapley
Author: Tiago Moreira
Author: Carl May ORCID iD
Author: Scott Fraser

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