PODCAST: The importance of patient adherence, part 1

August 6, 2014

Listen to part 1 in our series on medication adherence. Dr. Elaine Siegfried and Dr. Steven Feldman discuss the important role adherence plays in patient management.

 

 

 

Adherence to medication is probably the primary factor that impacts treatment success. The benefits are most measurable in health maintenance, disease response and in cost savings. In a series of columns, Dermatology Times editorial adviser Elaine Siegfried, M.D., discusses a number of issues surrounding patient adherence with Dr. Steven Feldman. He is a professor of dermatology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., and a pioneer with regard to adherence. In part 1, the two discuss the important role adherence plays in patient management.

 

Listen to more in this series:

Positively influence patient adherence, part 2

Using surveys to improve patient relations, part 3

Incentives to encourage patient adherence, part 4