Letters Burden of treatment

Measuring the burden of treatment

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7322 (Published 10 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7322
  1. Paul Wicks, vice president of innovation
  1. 1PatientsLikeMe, 155 2nd Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
  1. pwicks{at}patientslikeme.com

Increasing pressure is put on patients to self manage,1 despite a dearth of robust tools to help them do this, thereby setting up many patients for failure. Many newer treatments involve self injections or infusions, and these can be extremely challenging—for example, up to 15% of patients with multiple sclerosis were unable to inject …

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