Noncompliance in end-stage renal disease: A threat to qualify of care and cost containment

Andrew L. Brickman*, Susan E. Yount

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Noncompliance to treatment regimen after kidney transplantation is a threat to health outcomes and cost containment. Although there are methodological challenges to obtaining reliable compliance data, the results of noncompliance are increased morbidity and mortality in posttransplant patients. In addition, recent research suggests that patients who incur repeated rejection episodes leading to graft failure have higher levels of medical utilization. Some psychosocial factors related to compliance and medical utilization are potentially modifiable through cognitive-behavioral intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-412
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996


  • Cognitive-behavioral intervention
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Medical utilization
  • Noncompliance
  • Psychosocial factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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