As I listen to others who do not comply with their doctor's directions about their prescriptions, I think to myself, “Who can afford to do that?” It's not just the cost. How can you stay off your feet for so many days, invest in medical equipment, or rest? Think of the grandma babysitting her daughter's kids while the daughter works for minimum wage. If doctors, nurse practitioners, and other health care staff took the time to ask if a medication regimen is realistic, perhaps there'd be fewer noncompliant patients. It's in the doctors' and hospitals' best interests to find out the barriers to noncompliance from the patients.