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Dermatol Ther. 2006 Jul-Aug;19(4):224-36.

Tricks for improving compliance with acne therapy.

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Department of Dermatology, State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, USA.


Adherence to a medical regimen is the most important aspect of therapeutic efficacy. It goes without saying that a drug that is not used will not be effective. Reasons for noncompliance can be related to the specific disease state, to characteristics of the drugs chosen, to patient personality traits, and to effectiveness of the clinician in dealing with the individual patient. Recognizing, confronting, and improving noncompliant behavior are all part of an effective doctor-patient relationship.

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