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Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit

August 1, 2019

Documentation and education

Documenting patient non-compliance: a powerful defense

Non-compliance in (healthcare) is a coined term used to classify patients who fail, for one reason or another, to follow health care direction given by a professional. Among the more common problem areas are:

  • Repeated failure to keep appointments
  • Failure to have diagnostic testing or consultation as recommended
  • Failure to comply with medication therapy
  • Failure to …

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