Milton S. Davis, M.D.
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In a recent paper the author pointed out that while social scientists as well as physicians have manifested increased interest in the doctor-patient relationship over the past decade, little attention has been given to the identification of factors, along with the interaction between the doctor and the patient that may play a part in determining whether or not patients will follow their doctor's instructions.
Accordingly, the specific aim of this study is to identify some of the major social, psychological, and physical factors that account for variations in ambulatory patients' compliance with the medical regimens established for them by their
Davis MS. Variations in Patients' Compliance with Doctors' Orders.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:911. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-911_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):911.
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