Often busy clinicians ask us “Why should I take the time to open up the patient’s bottles of pills? Do I really care what the pills they have look like?”
Quick answer: You should.
We know that outpatient medication errors and non-adherence are huge problems within healthcare. They drive preventable readmissions and ER visits.
It’s recently been established that changes in the appearance of generic medications cause patients to be less adherent to their regimen (http://bit.ly/1zDwTTZ).