Parents can't be trusted on kids' meds

Doctors should take parents’ word with a grain of salt when discussing their child’s medication adherence, a study confirms.

A Perth study has shown that even when parents report perfect adherence to asthma inhalers, their child actually misses about 20% of prescribed doses on average.

And when parents admit the child missed at least one dose, the true figure is at least 50%.

The findings come from a Perth study of 132 children aged 2-6 years with doctor-diagnosed asthma.

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