Composing An Effective, Efficient Personal Medication Record

Now At AlignMap1 – The Personal Medication Record – Part III

The third in the AlignMap series of pragmatic tips for decreasing unintentional medication noncompliance (i.e., errors in taking medication),2 this post focuses the importance of taking an active role in choosing the information that goes into your Personal Medication Record,3 the basis for making those choices, and the necessity of keeping your PMR up to date.

This post is available at Compiling The Personal Medication Record

  1. AlignMap is my professional web site and blog that focus on patient compliance, also known as adherence to treatment []
  2. Previous posts in this series are The Personal Medication Record – Part I: Everyone Needs A Personal Medication Record and The Personal Medication Record – Part II: Choosing The Right Personal Medication Record. []
  3. “Personal Medication Record” is the term healthcare bureaucrats have devised to replace “list of medicines you take.” To be fair, a Personal Medication Record usually has more information than just the names of drugs. My interest in and promotion of the Personal Medication Record, by whatever name, derive from its potential to reduce errors in following medication regimens. []

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