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Electronic prescriptions could reduce nonadherence to dermatologic medications
 

Electronic prescriptions could reduce nonadherence to dermatologic medications

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Patients are more likely to fill and pick up medications if they are prescribed in an electronic format, according to a recent study, which associated the increased rates of primary nonadherence (PNA) with the number of prescriptions, language, age, and race/ethnicity.
 
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31 Oct 2016 - General
 
The results of this study show that patients more readily have their prescriptions filled if these are prescribed electronically, meaning that the physician would directly send the prescription to a pharamcy electronically instead of handing the patient a handwritten or printed out paper prescription. The study mainly focused on the dermatology setting, so I wonder if this would also apply to other specialties, too? Also, as the study was done in the US, I am also curious whether it would be app...
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