Understanding and improving patient compliance.

  title={Understanding and improving patient compliance.},
  author={S A Eraker and John P. Kirscht and Marshall H. Becker},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={100 2},
The problem of patient compliance, as well as the ability of the physician to understand, detect, and improve compliance are described in relation to a new model of health decisions and patient behavior. The health decision model combines decision analysis, behavioral decision theory, and health beliefs. This model provides a framework for modifying general health beliefs; treatment recommendations; experience with therapeutic regimens and health care providers; patient knowledge and social… CONTINUE READING

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