83% Noncompliance...

Wanda Holderman: January 20, 20120 Comments

...that's the reported percent of surveyed Americans admitting they don't follow the treatment plan from their doctors. When healthcare workers were asked if they felt the patients were compliant, 95% felt they were not.

I guess if this whole healthcare reform effort is going to work, somehow, there has to be more amenability and cooperation by patients to "follow orders" and patient/healthcare provider alignment. Sounds relatively simple, right? On paper it looks great and is an intelligent plan (if humans weren't involved-blah!).

So, what's the answer? Is it as logical as offering more encouragement, coaching and reminders? Would a more disciplinary approach work and harsh facts of consequences if the behavior is not altered? Should there be more emphasis on holistic alternatives versus invasive techniques and lots of medications?

Oh boy...not an easy answer is it?

In the meantime, take care of yourself!!! 


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