International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care

General Essays

A Novel Compliance Assessment Technique: The Randomized Response Interview

Brian E. Rittenhousea1

a1 Université de Montréal


Changing compliance with medication directives can greatly affect health outcomes. To assess programs that influence compliance, accurate measurement of compliance is essential. All currently available methods are imperfect. This paper suggests a new method—the “randomized response interview”—along with a strategy for its implementation.