Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Letter to the Editor

Medication adherence in treating non-oncologic chronic pain: a problem to solve?

Emilie de Magalhães Pedreira, Viviane Borges Passos Mineiro, Luciana Maria Pondé Bastianelli Knop, Liliane Elze Falcão Lins-Kusterer, Durval Campos Kraychete

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Dear Editor,

The World Health Organization (WHO) understands adherence to be the behaviors of a patient regarding recommendations or treatment prescribed by healthcare professionals. Nonadherence to long-term treatment in the overall population is approximately 50%. This high rate encourages the investigation of elements involving nonadherence because it interferes with treatment results and prognosis. 


Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care


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