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Which aspects might influence the decision on a certain type of treatment?

There are numerous factors which the doctor will take into account when deciding what type of treatment is the most suitable and beneficial for a patient.

The treatment option you will be recommended depends primarily on the health issues you experience, as well as on your preferences. However, there are also secondary aspects which may occasionally be more important than the previous.

For instance, when it comes to medication, it is essential for a healthcare provider to know whether you have been taking other medicine before. If this is the case, additional questions will arise.

This aspect may prove to be extremely significant, as people often believe that the treatment regimen they used to follow did not work, when in fact they have not been taking the medication long enough or it was not administered correctly. Furthermore, it is sometimes necessary for patients to try multiple treatment options or even certain combinations in order to find the most suitable and effective one.

Therefore, deciding on a type of treatment is a complex and often challenging process. The factors which lead to the final decision ultimately depend on the particularities of each case.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/