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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Advisor

Nancy Reid

Abstract

Implications of medical nonadherence are far reaching and impact all facets of the health care system. Consequences of nonadherence affect features of financial burden, psychological burden, psychosocial disadvantage, and physical detriment. Patient, provider, and cost should be considered during the development and execution of medical planning on the individual patient level as well as on the grand-scale healthcare performance level. This article is a review of available literature pertaining to initiating improvement aimed at provider dependent barriers to patient adherence. Through gaining an understanding of how a provider could negatively influence the adherence of a patient to a prescribed plan, corrective measures can be taken to improve the healthcare delivery system on a multifaceted plane and prevent this obstacle to patient care resulting in improvement of patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and decreased provider burnout.

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