Compliance with Doctors' Instructions

January 2008
Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs 2012;2008, preceding p1
The article discusses the importance of complying with doctors' instructions, factors that can cause problems with compliance and examples of noncompliance. The failure to carry out doctors' instructions is a common cause of treatment failure. Recommendations that combine two or more actions, require lifestyle changes or involve long-term regimens can cause problems with compliance. The noncompliance is caused when people forget to take medicines or discontinue use due to side effects.


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