When a patient is adherent to their medications but their health condition is out of control this called a false positive. A false positive gives the patient a dangerous illusion that they are in good health. The first step to correcting false positives is to evaluate the dosing for the medications that the patient is taking. Patients often receive new medications or have changes made to their existing medications. Medication reconciliation is the process where medications prescribed by a health care provider are checked to ensure that they match and are current with their prescription.
Dr Donald Morisky.