In this issue of the Annals, a rapid review of adherence to evidence-based medical treatment highlights an important and underappreciated aspect of the management of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It is easy, upon meeting a patient, to prescribe appropriate medication in an outpatient setting and believe that one’s job is done; that the patient’s risk has been optimised. It is clear from this review, and from previous work, that this is not the case.
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