Advancing Prescription Medicine Compliance: New Paradigms, New Practices

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Taylor & Francis, 1995 - Medical - 125 pages
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The ramifications of noncompliance with medication regimens affects virtually every aspect of the health care delivery system. Advancing Prescription Medicine Compliance: New Paradigms, New Practices offers a synopsis of the ramifications of noncompliance and how different groups can help alleviate its negative impacts on patients by providing a common understanding of the current compliance situation.

Taken from the proceedings of the symposium of the same name sponsored by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), Advancing Prescription Medicine Compliance reviews the problem of noncompliance, its health and economic costs, and underlying factors. It offers health care professionals an overview of strategies with demonstrated effectiveness in enhancing compliance and the tools and materials available to help implement them. Chapters present:

  • the patient’s perspective
  • the physician’s perspective
  • the pharmacist’s perspective
  • a summary of noncompliance from a global perspective
  • a compliance bibliography subdivided by disease state

This informative book provides readers with insight into changes of the past decade which affect the advancement of compliance in the future. Among those changes covered are increased recognition by health policymakers and health-related organizations of the importance of compliance; the availability of many new tools which promote patient compliance; changes in the health care delivery system that offer opportunities to integrate compliance-enhancement into the health care process and change people’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and better understanding and acceptance of noncompliance’s multiple ramifications.

Advancing Prescription Medicine Compliance will prove invaluable to pharmacists, physicians, nurses, medical and general university librarians, patients, and patient advocates concerned with advancing the most effective, both in cost and medical outcome, health care.

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