Docs should screen patients for nonadherence, experts say

05/22/2013 | Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

Better training and tracking and less reliance on shortcuts for decision-making could improve a physician's ability to predict which patients will comply with drug regimens, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers said medication noncompliance should be considered a "diagnosable and treatable medical condition" and that patient screening is needed to address the behaviors that cause it.

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