Patient’s Guide: Cooperation Between the Doctor and the Patient in Peptic Ulcer Disease

Chapter

Abstract

Cooperation (or compliance) plays the superior role in the relationship between the doctor and the patient. It represents the degree to which the patient adheres to the physician’s advice, recommendations, and indications. It is not countable, yet if the patient’s adherence is strong, the outcomes of any therapy significantly increase. Many conditions build up the compliance. In this chapter, the major factors which contribute to the quality of cooperation between the patient and the doctor are described.

Keywords

Compliance Peptic ulcer Endoscopy Diagnosis 

Abbreviations

GI

Gastrointestinal

PPI

Proton pump inhibitor

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of MedicineMedical University of LodzLodzPoland

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