J Am Board Fam Med 2007 Mar-Apr;20(2):164-73
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098, USA.
Introduction: This study compared the frequency of oral counseling and written information by primary care physicians at paper medical record (PMR) clinics and electronic medical record (EMR) clinics, and assessed relationships between medication counseling and medication outcomes (knowledge, questions, reported adherence and side effects, and medication fill).
Methods: A cross-sectional study with two convenience samples of English-speaking adult patients receiving > or =1 prescription at the primary care index visit was conducted in two PMR clinics, with 184 (48% response) patients seen by one of 22 physicians, and in two EMR clinics, with 249 (37% response) patients seen by one of 25 physicians. Data were from medical record reviews of the index visit and 2-week post-visit telephone interviews. Read More