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What is wrong with compliance?
  1. S Holm
  1. Institute of Biostatistics and Theory of Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Abstract

    Non-compliance is a label often used about patients who do not follow therapeutic advice. This paper analyses the notion of compliance, and tries to show that this notion is inextricably bound to a paternalistic conception of the doctor-patient relationship. It is proposed that we should perhaps not talk so much about the non-compliant patient, but instead shift the focus towards the non-compliant doctor.

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