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Journal Article
Study

To err is human: patient misinterpretations of prescription drug label instructions.

Wolf MS, Davis TC, Shrank W, et al. Patient education and counseling. 2007;67:293-300.

This study discovered that misunderstanding of dosage instructions is common, especially among those with limited literacy, so improving the simplicity and language of drug labels would be an effective intervention.