When it comes to achieving successful treatment outcomes, choosing the right medications is only half the battle. Treatment effectiveness does not solely rely on the number or types of medications prescribed. Yet when a patient’s condition fails to improve, his or her drug regimen becomes the primary culprit. Should the dose be adjusted? Should another drug be considered? The appropriate selection and prescribing of medication is one of many factors that should be addressed when assessing outcomes in injured workers. But before any regimen changes are made or new prescriptions written, there’s another critical question that demands consideration: Is the patient taking their medication correctly to begin with?
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