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Compliance with growth hormone treatment--are they getting it?
  1. S L Smith,
  2. P C Hindmarsh,
  3. C G Brook
  1. Endocrine Unit, Cobbold Laboratories, Middlesex Hospital, London.


    A study was undertaken to investigate compliance in patients receiving growth hormone treatment. Two hundred patients completed a questionnaire designed to establish understanding about and compliance with treatment; 50% of our patients failed to comply with all aspects of their treatment. Failure to respond to treatment seems to be associated with poor compliance.

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