Commitment to treatment; Taking medication on time according to its recommended dose is the main role of treatment success.
Taking medication on time (pre-prandial or postprandial) is an important to achieve its therapeutic goals.
Neglecting that rule usually causes health problems and many complications or misuse, which subsequently leads to deterioration of health status and death.
Commitment to treatment is very important to avoid serious complications
For example, if diabetic medications were taken early before eating, this will cause hypoglycemia and coma in the end.
So, doctors affirm not stopping medication without doctor consent, because chronic illness isn’t treatable and some disease many need long-term treatment to relive.
Due to importance of patient commitment to treatment, AbbVie Company has established Tango initiative which aims to invite patients to treatment commitment.
Tango initiative aims to improve the communication between doctors and their patients by providing new methods enable doctors to evaluate treatment commitment of their patients.
World health organization (WHO) has defined “treatment commitment” as obedience of doctor’s recommendations, which is the main role of therapeutic plan success.
Neglecting therapeutic plan has negative effect, not only on the person himself, but also it affects whole health system. Also, it may lead to health status deterioration and death, in addition to increased treatment costs.
It should be noted that health care specialists including doctors, pharmacists and nursery play an important role in improving the strategy of patient Commitment to treatment.
Tango initiative will continue for years until achieving its desired objectives.