When delivering treatment is not enough

Publication:  Patient Information Forum

In 2011/12 each person in England was prescribed an average 18.3 items at an annual cost of £167.22 per person. It’s a commonly accepted fact, however, that rates of adherence vary among most patients, and even the diligent may not always stick to their treatment regimens.

Health care professionals may aim to deliver treatment and advice according to the latest evidence, but what the patient does outside
of their appointment to manage their own health has to date been considered largely beyond their remit.

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