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Pitfalls to Avoid in Treatment

  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • Edwin L. Klingelhofer
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Abstract

Over the past 15 years a valuable series of studies has focused on the extent of and the reasons for nonadherence to treatment regimens for chronic conditions. These investigations have been extremely revealing. Even for moderate to severe chronic diseases (including allergic complaints), more than half of all patients fail to stick with the course of treatment prescribed by their physicians. Complete or partial nonadherence to what the doctor orders is the rule rather than the exception in patient behavior.

Keywords

Allergic Disease Respiratory Allergy Pleasurable Activity Allergic Child Good Cure 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Eric Gershwin
    • 1
  • Edwin L. Klingelhofer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California Medical SchoolDavisUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversitySacramentoUSA

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