Patient compliance with therapeutic advice: a modern view.

  • R. H. Fletcher
  • Published 1989 in The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York


Considering all the hurdles between the advice to take medication and the taking of it, that patients comply as well as they do is remarkable. It is all the more remarkable when physicians ask patients who are well to take costly and unpleasant medications or diets (for example, for hypertension or hyperlipidemia), day after day, to prevent low-probability… (More)


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