Patient Compliance

Patient compliance is the extent to which the actual behaviour of the patient coincides with medical advice and instructions: it may be complete, partial,

40 There is an agency for WHO publications in all UN countries.

41 The term compliance has been objected to as having overtones of obsolete, authoritarian attitudes, implying 'obedience' to doctors' 'orders'. The world concordance has been suggested as an alternative which expresses the duality of drug prescribing (by the doctor) and taking (by the patient). We retain compliance, pointing out that it applies equally to those doctors who neither keep up-to-date, nor follow prescribing instructions, and to patients who fail, for whatever reason, to keep to a drug regimen.

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