During routine consultations, there is a potential to leave important issues about therapy unaddressed. The HOPE Study assessed potential areas for communication gaps between patients and their HCPs. Two areas of note were:
a Misunderstanding about a patient's level of satisfaction with their current regimen
OF SUBOPTIMIZED PATIENTS* (n=441) responded that they usually start conversations about satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their HIV treatment1
OF HCPs (n=300) responded that they themselves usually start conversations about concerns, interests, and satisfaction in relation to their patient's HIV treatment1
*Suboptimized patients are those who have HIV RNA <50 copies/mL but reported dissatisfaction with their current antiretroviral regimens or reported they were satisfied with the regimens but responded to some survey questions that would indicate underlying dissatisfaction. See THE DEFINITION OF A SUBOPTIMIZED PATIENT.
Reference: 1. Data on file. ViiV Healthcare group of companies. Research Triangle Park, NC.