Foolproof Ways to Achieve Patient Compliance

Aug 12, 2016

Patient compliance is one of the most frustrating areas of medicine. Dr. Steven Feldman of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, offers some tried and true methods.

Patient compliance is one of the most frustrating areas of medicine. Taking medication as prescribed can reverse the course of disease, but few patients follow their doctor's orders as prescribed. Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Psoriasis Treatment Center at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, offers some tried and true methods for getting patients to follow instructions.

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"The Doctor Visit is the Most Powerful Tool for Medication Adherence," Rheumatology Network. Aug. 8, 2016.

Rheumatology Nurses Society 9th annual conference, Cleveland.