Practical Ways to Improve Patients' Treatment Outcomes - CORPORATE: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Practical Ways to Improve Patients' Treatment Outcomes - CORPORATE

1st Edition

By Steven R. Feldman

CRC Press

100 pages

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eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429104190
pub: 2009-06-15
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Patients who see multiple doctors for skin conditions probably have one thing in common that explains why their disease is so resistant to treatment; they probably aren't using their medication. However, despite probable high frequency of poor adherence in patients with common, chronic skin diseases, adherence issues have been largely ignored by de

Table of Contents

1. How bad are patients' adherence behaviors? 2. Quantitative measures of adherence in dermatology 3. Why is adherence behavior so bad? 4. Establishing the physician-patient relationship 5. Involve patients in the choice of treatment 6. Reducing the burden of treatment 7. Using side effects to advantage 8. Improve motivation 9. Achieving adherence in the most adherence-resistant patients 10. Other psychological issues 11. Education and written instructions 12. Assessing patients' adherence 13. Poor adherence isn't all bad 14. Lessons from skin cap 15. Scalp psoriasis case study

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED014000
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine