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.