Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Zack Berger explains what noncompliance means

Dr. Zackary Sholem Berger offers a pithy definition of patient noncompliance.  Excerpts:

Noncompliance means I think the patient should do it this way and the patient didn’t do it this way. 

“Noncompliance” makes no effort to figure out why the patient did what they did, or what alternatives they might have selected instead.

“Noncompliance’ makes no effort to figure out if the alternative suggested (or: mandated) by the doctor was the best of all possible alternatives in the first place.


Anonymous said...

Read his post. All of what he talks about takes more time of course. Docs complain they don't have time to take to discuss various courses of action and how the patient feels about them. Perhaps another casualty of FFS payment.


Anonymous said...

Noncompliance also doesn't count that if the doctor gave information that conflicted with another doctors' instructions or with medical peer reviewed literature or the doctor just gave a wrong diagnosis, its blame the patient. In a way this is good because people can know about this and try to choose someone else but him.