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Effects of a person-centred, nurse-led follow-up programme on adherence to prescribed medication among patients surgically treated for intermittent claudication: randomized clinical trial. 

Haile ST, Joelsson-Alm E, Johansson B, Loof H, Palmer-Kazen U, Gillgren P et al.

Br J Surg 2022; 109: 846-856.

Nurse led follow-up did not increase compliance with best medical therapy after one year in this study that included 214 patients: 79 versus 82 per cent.

Comment: Disappointing, but useful for planning ongoing care. The focus must be on comprehensive patient information at the point of treatment.

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