Patient Compliance: A Milestone in Therapy
Quality healthcare will be obtained by the adherence or the compliant behavior of the patient. Poor compliance has a major effect on the clinical consequences and the therapeutic effects of the dosage regimen. The present review is an effort to study the reported clinical studies and the referred conclusions. Studies show that poor compliance reduces the therapeutic efficacy of the dosage regimen to a certain degree. Poor or partial compliance may be due to several reasons, one of which is the behavioral patterns of the patients. Several studies report the methods to measure compliance so as to determine the effect of the compliance on the therapeutic efficacy. Compliant patients have the greater chances of obtaining the maximum benefits of the prescribed medication.
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