Erin N. Wilmer, BS
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Wilmer EN. Nonadherent: A Four-Letter Word. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:217. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-3-201302050-00016
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(3):217.
Do you have any idea how frustrating you were? You refused to take certain medications; contested every blood draw; limited all your responses to “yes,” “no,” or “I don't know.” Nonadherence in the form of missed dialysis appointments was the reason that you were admitted to the hospital in the first place. Don't you realize that? Why do you refuse to take care of yourself? Do you not trust us? Do you not care?
And who was that strange man who delivered a “package” to your room and told you that next time you have to pay for the gas money? We know that you have a history of cocaine use. Are you doing street drugs in the hospital? Is that why you are always so drowsy and noncommunicative?
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