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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Under-Treatment, Treated.

By Iain Brassington
BMJ Group Blogs
Originally published August 29, 2013

Right: file this paper from the JAMA under “Properly Odd”: it’s a proposal that nonadherence to a treatment regime be classed as a treatable medical condition in its own right.

No, really.  Look at the title: “Medication Nonadherence: A Diagnosable and Treatable Medical Condition”.

Starting from the fairly straightforward premise that non-adherence to treatment regimes is “a common and costly problem”, Marcum et al move at the end of their opening paragraph to have medication nonadherence recognised “as a diagnosable and treatable medical condition”.

The entire blog post is here.
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