Optimizing medicines management: From compliance to concordance

  title={Optimizing medicines management: From compliance to concordance},
  author={Annie Cushing and Richard Metcalfe},
  journal={Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management},
  pages={1047 - 1058}
Medication prescribed but not consumed represents a huge loss in drug and prescribing costs and an enormous waste of expensive medical time. In this article we discuss what is known about compliance and adherence, explore the concept of concordance and demonstrate its fundamental difference from both. Not all patients are ready or suitable for shared decision making in management of their condition, some still preferring a doctor-led decision but an increasing number want a partnership approach… CONTINUE READING
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