A programme designed to educate, encourage and support patients in the ongoing use of their medication. Concordance also referred to in medicine as (compliance, adherence, or capacitance) describes the degree to which a patient correctly follows medical advice given by a medical professional. Most commonly, it refers to the medication or drug compliance by the patient, the use of medical appliances and the attendance of counseling or other courses of therapy. Both the patient and the health-care provider affect Concordance. A positive physician-patient relationship is the most important factor in improving a Concordance Plan. However the high cost of prescription medication may also have bearing on Concordance breakdown.
Expanded access, Utility weighted index, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence , Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER), Electronic point of sale (EPOS) system, Quality-adjusted life year (QALY), Morbidity, Grey market, Continuing professional development (CPD), American Medical Association (AMA), Health profile, Prophylaxis, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries (EFPIA), Routine response behaviour, Consumer behaviour,