Category list : Compliance
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Around 20% of breast cancer patients do not complete prescribed endocrine therapy, such as tamoxifen, according to researchers.
Patients being prescribed regular opioid painkillers should have their compliance monitored with regular urine tests, according to US researchers.
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Value-based recruitment is a challenge in healthcare, but multiple mini-interviews, which use a series of clinical scenarios, may offer a solution
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Concordance involves a shared approach to medication
People with dementia often have problems taking medication. A memory clinic nurse prescriber was effective in offering timely advice and support for patients
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When medicines are administered in hospital there is a high degree of certainty that medicines are given to or taken by the patient for whom they are intended. In the community, however, such certainties do not exist, and one of the major drawbacks of our reliance on pharmacotherapy in treating ill health is that, either intentionally or unintentionally, a high proportion of patients do not take or use their medicines in the way that is intended.
A study reported in Nursing Times last week (Chatterjee, 2004) found that a significant proportion of chronically ill patients fail to take their medication as prescribed (Barber et al, 2004). This has major implications for both them and the health service.