The compliance of patients with medication prescribed for them is a challenge.
It seems that one-third of patients comply adequately, one-third more-or-less, and one-third are noncompliant, so that compliance rates hover around 50%. This can be improved upon, butnotbytreatingfailuretocomplyasa deplorably aberrant behaviour.
First we need to know more about compliance and non-compliance, and that means standardising methods of study and measuring, by questioning the patient, counting tablets, or looking at drug metabolites or markers in faeces, blood or urine.
Doctors' preludices and patients'perceptions alike have to be taken into account since strategies for improvement must include both educating the prescriber and counselling the patient.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration, Homme, Malade, Observance médicamenteuse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exploration, Human, Patient, Drug compliance
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0091198
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.