Most Americans aren’t healthy—and they aren’t getting any betternot following the advice of their primary care doctors.

According to a TeleVox Healthy World Report, “A Fragile Nationin Poor Health,” three out of four Americans admit they don’tfollow treatment plans they’ve been given by their doctor exactlyas prescribed. And health care professionals aren’t quite asforgiving. They say 95 percent of patients fail to comply withprescribed treatment plans.

According to the National Consumers League, nearly three in fourAmericans don’t follow doctor’s orders for taking prescriptiondrugs, a problem associated with 125,000 patient deaths each year.One in three patients never even fills the prescription. Othersforget to pick up their drugs from the pharmacy, skip doses, taketheir pills at the wrong time or take an incorrect dose.

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