Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword by C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD

PART I
When Patients Choose to Stop Medications: Core Principles

Chapter 1 - Nonadherence: The Extent of the Problem
Chapter 2 - The Crux of the Problem: The Nature of Medication Nonadherence
Chapter 3 - How Do Patients Choose to Take a Medication?
Chapter 4 - Is It Really "Noncompliance?"

PART II
Why Do Patients Choose to Stop Medications: Three Key Questions

Chapter 5 - Outside the Office: The Weighing of the Pros and Cons
Chapter 6 - A Question of Efficacy
Chapter 7 - A Question of Cost
Chapter 8 - A Question of Meaning

PART III
Helping Patients Make the Right Choice: Finding Solutions

Chapter 9 - Medication Interest Redux - Caring for the Patient

Appendix: Tip Archive - A Quick Reference and Summary of All 43 Tips

Index


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