About this book
Virtually all medical and behavioral health treatments require at least some degree of patient adherence to succeed. Despite the relationship between health behaviors and outcomes, little attention is paid to developing proven methods for identifying and addressing patient non-adherence. Improving Patient Treatment Adherence: A Clinician’s Guide offers new and updated information on the subject by focusing on practical tactics for clinicians that can improve patient adherence to a wide variety of treatments. This book is organized by behaviors—looking at topics that range from dietary adherence and smoking cessation to chronic pain, HIV and substance abuse—and examines the impact of patient non-adherence, including costs, clinical outcomes, and health-related quality of life. Helpful tables, questions, and scoring algorithms make this book a useful guide for any practicing physician.
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