You devote countless resources to getting patients healthy following an exacerbation. And you devote countless more to keeping them healthy at home—and not coming back for more critical care. This is nothing short of a high wire act.
But one factor can make all your efforts futile. It can make patient care fall to pieces and turn your situation from optimistic to unsustainable. This factor is all too familiar—it’s lack of adherence to treatment.
You may feel that patient adherence to treatment is somewhat out of your hands. This is true, but only to a point. You may be very surprised at some of the underlying causes of non-adherence, as well as how much power you have to control them.
Let’s dive deeper into how you can better balance care long-term.