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dc.creatorStewart, Douglas Oen
dc.creatorDeMarco, Joseph Pen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:40:42Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:40:42Zen
dc.date.created2010-09en
dc.date.issued2010-09en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKennedy Institute of Ethics journal 2010 Sep; 20(3): 277-90en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Rational+noncompliance+with+prescribed+medical+treatment.&title=Kennedy+Institute+of+Ethics+journal+&volume=20&issue=3&date=2010-09&au=Stewart,+Douglas+O;+DeMarco,+Joseph+Pen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1021655en
dc.description.abstractDespite the attention that patient noncompliance has received from medical researchers, patient noncompliance remains poorly understood and difficult to alter. With a better theory of patient noncompliance, both greater success in achieving compliance and greater respect for patient decision making are likely. The theory presented, which uses a microeconomic approach, bridges a gap in the extant literature that has so far ignored the contributions of this classic perspective on decision making involving the tradeoff of costs and benefits. The model also generates a surprising conclusion: that patients are typically acting rationally when they refuse to comply with certain treatments. However, compliance is predicted to rise with increased benefits and reduced costs. The prediction that noncompliance is rational is especially true in chronic conditions at the point that treatment begins to move closer to the medically ideal treatment level. Although the details of this theory have not been tested empirically, it is well supported by existing prospective and retrospective studies.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:334156en
dc.subjectCosts and Benefitsen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectResearchersen
dc.subject.classificationRight to Refuse Treatmenten
dc.titleRational Noncompliance With Prescribed Medical Treatmenten
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