Strategies to Enhance Patient Adherence: Making it Simple

Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH; Naresh Bellam, MD, MPH; Susan R. Levy, PhD



We identified original studies by searching MEDLINE (1990-2002) through Ovid with the MeSH headings "patient compliance" or "treatment refusal" and at least one of the following keywords: "intervention studies," "prospective studies," "outcome assessment," "patient education," "health promotion," and "patient dropouts." Bibliographies of relevant articles were searched to identify studies that might have been missed in the review.