- noun the act of obeying a regulation or conforming to a set of standards
(written as Compliance)The extent to which patients follow the health advice they receive, despite the fact that in everyday parlance 'comply' is more usually associated with 'instruction' than 'advice'. Yet another form is the extent to which health care professionals follow professional guidelines on best practice.
- noun the fact that someone’s work or behaviour complies with instructions, regulations or laws
- noun the agreement of a patient to co-operate with a treatment
- noun the act of complying with e.g. an order or the terms of a treaty