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Systematic Review - Executive Summary

A systematic review of communication between patients and health care professionals about medicine-taking and prescribing
 
Executive Summary
May 2004
 
Kate Cox, Fiona Stevenson, Nicky Britten and Yenal Dundar
GKT Concordance Unit
Guy's King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine
King's College London
 
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Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Methods
  3. Results of non-intervention studies
    1. Patients' communication about medicines
    2. Health care professionals' communication about medicines
    3. Both patients' and health care professionals communicaton about medicines
  4. Results of intervention studies
    1. Interventions involving communication between patients and doctors
    2. Interventions involving communication between patients and pharmacists
    3. Interventions involving communication between patients and nurses or medical assistants
  5. Discussion