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Question:

If a caregiver forgets to give a patient his medication, this is considered an example of which of these?

A missed dose
Explaination

A missed dose is an example of unintentional nonadherence and can result from an error on the part of the patient or caregiver. The pharmacist can assist with determining when the next dose should be administered. If missed or skipped doses are intentional or frequently occur, then the pharmacist or prescriber may need to step in to identify the underlying reason(s) for nonadherence and to ensure that the patient is receiving appropriate treatment.