Non-compliance with prescription drugs can lead to clinical complications

The last DOCTOR post was about overmedication with prescription drugs and how to talk to your doctor about “DESCRIBING”. “Describing” is tapering off of drugs no longer needed. * This post is about a related problem, the non-adherence to prescription drugs and the often severe and adverse consequences of non-compliance. Non-Adherence refers to those who:

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There’s a growing movement in the United States to install video cameras in operating rooms…

Video surveillance has become increasingly pervasive. It is being used to prevent shoplifting, for homeland security at public events, police officers wearing cameras, in airplane cockpits and train locomotives, and for “instant replay” in college and professional sports. Which led to me research a bit about the use of video surveillance cameras in hospitals. There

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Most people check restaurant ratings or read consumer reviews before they make a choice. Shouldn’t you also check the quality of the hospitals you rely on when you need medical care?

In an emergency, your life may depend on getting to the nearest hospital. When you can, plan ahead, you and your doctor should discuss which hospital will best meet your health care needs.” (A) “Identifying a better hospital on your own may be conceptually simple, but in practice it’s not so easy. (Obviously, this is

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