Choosing the right word can help the medicine go down (Image by Original_Frank)

Compliance. Adherence. Concordance.

We can’t seem to settle on the best word to label the extent by which patients continue to accept their prescribed treatment regimen.

Why is choosing the right word so important?

A bitter pill to swallow

Treatment acceptance is complex. It is hard for patients to accept long-term treatment, because doing so…

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It’s 9:30 PM, one and a half hours after the end of my shift, and I’m still at the office waiting for my husband to come fetch me.

It’s usually no big deal, staying an extra overtime-without-pay hour. I love my job. …

Blessie Adlaon

Medical editor. Homeschooling mom of five. I speak for the patient.

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