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Treatment recommendations: making them stick

Friyana Bhabha

How to help patients adhere to treatment recommendations

Take Home Messages: Patients don’t always comply with the treatment recommendations given to them.  Not following treatment recommendations is known as non-adherence.   Non-adherence rates vary from 20% for short term conditions to 50-70% for long term conditions. If people follow treatment recommendations they may recover more quickly. Helping patients develop a solid understanding of their condition and how...

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