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Patient Counseling: Altruism Behind Compliance

A.K. Mohiuddin

Abstract


While drugs have the capacity to enhance health, they all have the potential to harm if prescribed inappropriately. For this reason, it is recommended that healthcare professionals who prescribe medications should exercise counseling, as general people have least idea and interest about healthcare settings, use of medicine, and their untoward effects. Pharmacists have crucial role-plays in both handling prescription and prescribing. A rational prescribing is the sole of patient safety, compliance, and patient relief.

Keywords: adherence, Aging and National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), compliance, controlled therapy, directly observed treatment (DOT), Patient Empowerment Program (PEP)

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