Checking up on patients helps resolve drug reactions
from CBC News
Calling patients after they get their prescriptions could help identify side-effects related to the medications, Canadian researchers have found. Many patients don't realize they're experiencing an adverse drug event, and doctors often don't ask. To try to prevent this problem, researchers used automated calls to check in with 629 patients at family practices in Quebec three days and again 17 days after a prescription with four simple "yes-or-no" questions.
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