Table 4

Discontinuation due to poor response by patient and/or physician perception

Reason for Discontinuation

Study 1

Study 2

Study 3

Study 4

Total


Poor Response by Patient Perception Either Alone or in Consensus With Physician n (%*)

40(76.9)

18(85.7)

46(80.7)

28(82.4)

132(80.5)

Poor Response by Patient Perception Alone n (%*)

11(21.2)

9(42.9)

25(43.9)

14(41.2)

59(36.0)

Poor Response by Patient and Physician Perception n (%*)

29(55.8)

9(42.9)

21(36.8)

14(41.2)

73(44.5)

Poor Response by Physician Perception n (%*)

12(23.1)

3(14.3)

11(19.3)

6(17.6)

32(19.5)


*Denominator is the total number of patients that discontinued due to poor symptom response.

Liu-Seifert et al. BMC Medicine 2005 3:21   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-3-21

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