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Patient Non-Compliance a Pricey Problem



What can hospital and health systems do to drive out patient non-compliance costs? The answer lies in financial incentives and population health efforts—but don't expect too much too soon, say healthcare CFOs. There's still a great deal of debate over how much influence cost really has on a patient's actions.



1 comments on "Patient Non-Compliance a Pricey Problem"
M. Bennet Broner, PhD (9/25/2012 at 2:41 PM)

With non-compliance as high as 90% in some instances, not all individuals have troubled financial and or social lives. At play is the false belief that diseases are opportunistic and that patients are victims of this randomness rather than active participants in disease likelihood or course. Too, there is a belief that even if one does not care for himself, there is a treatment or medication that will solve the problem. Taken together, there is no patient "buy-in" to disease prevention or self-care.