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Medications

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Medication adherence factor
This element captures factors affecting adherence.
This element might be supported with a coded classification to support consistency across organizations (e.g., financial, functional, logistical, preference), but it must support free text to support capture of a wide variety of specific factors.
Examples include
• Fear (for not taking, taking differently, or even taking but at risk of stopping)
• Preference (I don’t want to or think I should take it)
• Can’t afford it
• Can’t take 3x because of 12 hour shift
• Taking 3x but afternoon dose left in hot car, daily
• Refill hasn’t arrived
• Family member no longer present to administer
• Patient having difficulty managing medications at home

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