Adherence to Long-Term Therapies - Evidence for Action
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Table of Contents
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentScientific writers
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentTake-home messages
Close this folderSection I - Setting the scene
Open this folder and view contentsChapter I - Defining adherence
Open this folder and view contentsChapter II - The magnitude of the problem of poor adherence
Close this folderChapter III - How does poor adherence affect policy-makers and health managers?
View the document1. Diabetes
View the document2. Hypertension
View the document3. Asthma
View the document4. References
Open this folder and view contentsSection II - Improving adherence rates: guidance for countries
Open this folder and view contentsSection III - Disease-Specific Reviews
Open this folder and view contentsAnnexes
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