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Journal Article
Study

Improving patient understanding of prescription drug label instructions.

Davis TC, Federman AD, Bass PF, et al. Journal of general internal medicine. 2009;24:57-62.

This cross-sectional study conducted structured patient interviews and found that their understanding of prescription drug labels varied significantly. Patients with limited literacy experienced the greatest challenges, but use of precise wording did improve comprehension.