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Descriptor English: Directly Observed Therapy
Descriptor Spanish: Terapia por Observación Directa
Descriptor Portuguese: Terapia Diretamente Observada
Descriptor French: Thérapie sous observation directe
Entry term(s): Therapy, Directly Observed
Tree number(s): E02.299
I01.880.604.528.125
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D023801
Scope note: A treatment method in which patients are under direct observation when they take their medication or receive their treatment. This method is designed to reduce the risk of treatment interruption and to ensure patient compliance.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Patient Compliance (1992-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
Related: Patient Compliance MeSH
DeCS ID: 36286
Unique ID: D023801
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2017/06/30
Directly Observed Therapy - Preferred
Concept UI M0368113
Scope note A treatment method in which patients are under direct observation when they take their medication or receive their treatment. This method is designed to reduce the risk of treatment interruption and to ensure patient compliance.
Preferred term Directly Observed Therapy
Entry term(s) Therapy, Directly Observed



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