drug compliance

drug compliance

the reliability of the patient in using a prescribed medication exactly as ordered by the physician. Noncompliance occurs when a patient forgets or neglects to take the prescribed dosages at the recommended times or decides to discontinue the drug without consulting the physician.
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With an ageing population and an increase in patients with chronic illnesses, we see the need to address the drug compliance and safety issues associated with polypharmacy," the HA's Chief Pharmacist, Ms Anna Lee, said.
He pointed out that cardiac patients can face life threatening problems during fasting due to disturbed sleep, drug regimen, timing while drug compliance was extremely important.
Exclusion Criteria: Patients with poor drug compliance and irregular follow-up visits to the clinic were not included in the study, as were those already taking DMARDs treatment.
The precipitating features seen were poor drug compliance in 30 patients (29.
It is also supported by many studies 3,16,17 and such accelerated use has contributed significantly to antimicrobial resistance 18 especially in elderly 19 because of their depressed immune function, co-morbidities, poor drug compliance, thus making infections a common cause of their hospitalization.
Missed appointments and poor drug compliance are two major problems that have confounded medical practitioners for ages.
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Prescription drug compliance remains a huge challenge for both patients and providers in the U.
To the best of our knowledge yet there is no published study regarding drug compliance among diabetic patients in Pakistan unfortunately.
DOT (direct observed therapy) was started in the ward in order to minimize pseudo resistance secondary to poor drug compliance.
The findings also provide implications of the Part D benefit change mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA)--filling in the coverage gap--for drug compliance among Medicare beneficiaries.