General practice compliance study: is it worth being a personal doctor?
- An episode of noncompliance. Coleman, Kevin // Second Opinion;Jan92, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p68
Narrates the author's case of noncompliance with prescribed treatment for his cancer. Combining treatment with full-time work; Specialist's frustration with patient; Dilemma and decision on a trip to Newfoundland; Return to prescribed treatment.
- Compliance becomes concordance. Mullen, Patricia Dolan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);03/08/98, Vol. 314 Issue 7082, p691
Editorial. Comments on behavioral change effected by the use of the term concordance in place of compliance in the medical setting. Redefinition of the patient's role in the doctor-patient relationship; Criticism of the term compliance which denotes patient inferiority to doctors; Effects of...
- Patients' suspicion can foil treatment. // USA Today Magazine;Oct97, Vol. 126 Issue 2629, p1
Discusses the effect that personality traits and attitudes have on how well patients follow their medical program. The study by researchers at University of Iowa, Iowa City; The high non-compliance rate due to attitudes patients hold about physician control; The difficulty to adhering to...
- Get patients to really listen. South, Dwalia S. // Medical Economics;4/24/95, Vol. 72 Issue 8, p35
Discusses factors that physicians should consider to enforce effective rapport with and compliance from their patients. Underestimation of blunt language; Overdoing blunt language at one's peril; Simplification of medical processes and conditions; Neglecting the common touch.
- Physicians and compliance. McCarthy, Carol M. // Healthcare Executive;Mar/Apr1998, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p43
Presents information on compliance programs in terms of physicians and organizations. Details on the range of penalties which physicians can receive if they do not comply with the programs; Examination of an effective compliance plan; Why physicians resist a formal compliance plan; Benefits of...
- Birchfield Medical Centre Patients' Association. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);6/27/1981, Vol. 282 Issue 6282, p2103
Focuses on the practice of patient participation developed by Birchfield Medical Center Patient's Association in Great Britain. Role of the Birchfield Medical Center Patient Committee in patient participation; Overview of the establishment of the organization; Importance of patient...
- Moving forward: To surgery by taxi, or a home visit? Parkes, Stephen J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/08/96, Vol. 312 Issue 7044, p1485
Focuses on the need for doctors and patients to change their attitudes towards home visits. Elderly patients who routinely expect home visits as not housebound; Little correlation between disease severity and visits; Attitude of patient as determining factor in home visits; Need for persuasion...
- Patient participation groups. // British Medical Journal;11/3/1979, Vol. 2 Issue 6198, p1160
Reports the debates on patient participation groups and A4 records in Great Britain. Preparation of the advice document on patient participation groups; Danger of further corporate intrusion into private doctor-patient relations; Issues on the function set by the Central Ethical Committee.
- Is this the reason so many don't comply? Rose, Joan R. // Medical Economics;03/10/97, Vol. 74 Issue 5, p50
Discusses the effectiveness of giving patients a summary of the discussion with a physician to increase compliance with a recommended treatment regimen. Lack of memory by patients on information communicated by doctors; Failure to remember 68 percent of diagnosis; Suggestion of several...