Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Patients Report Better Rx Adherence When Docs Share Notes: Study

Robeznieks, Andis. "Patients Report Better Rx Adherence When Docs Share Notes: Study." Modern Healthcare, October 1, 2012.

From the article: "Most physicians who let patients read their notes over the course of a year as part of a study concluded that the practice was a good idea, and most patients in the study said the experience increased their medication adherence, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. 

60% to 78% of responding patients said their adherence to their medication regimen improved. "Having it written down, it's almost like there's another person telling you to take your meds," reported one patient. Another patient, after reading that the doctor had called the patient "mildly obese," reported immediately enrolling in Weight Watchers and starting daily exercise, the report said." Read more

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