A New Look at Osteoporosis Outcomes: The Influence of Treatment, Compliance, Persistence, and Adherence

Badamgarav, Enkhe; Fitzpatrick, Lorraine A.
August 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Aug2006, Vol. 81 Issue 8, p1009
Academic Journal
The article presents a discussion on the influence of persistence, adherence, compliance and treatment for osteoporosis. It mentions that osteoporosis is a disease in which excess in bone resorption leads to decreased bone mass and an increase in its fragility. It emphasizes that for osteoporosis, which requires long-term therapy, it is significant to comprehend how the behavior of patients taking drugs affect the patient's health outcome.


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