Seeing the person, not the illness: Promoting diabetes medication adherence through patient-centered collaboration

David D. Schwartz*, Sean D. Stewart, James E. Aikens, Jennifer K. Bussell, Chandra Y. Osborn, Monika M. Safford

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Abstract

Nonadherence to diabetes medications is a primary contributor to health complications and avoidable hospitalizations. This article discusses the evidence for taking a person-centered (as opposed to illness-centered) approach to promoting medication adherence among diabetes patients, provides suggestions for ways in which diabetes clinicians can best promote medication adherence, and argues for needed changes in how health care systems support providers in their efforts at adherence promotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Diabetes
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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