Bruce Mansbridge

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As part of a larger study of the effects of giving patients written take-home information with prescription medications, a "patient package insert" (PPI) for diazepam was prepared based on content determined by "experts." This report compares the experts' judgments of what information should be included with judgments obtained from the public. Information(More)
As one facet of a larger investigation evaluating the various means by which patients receive information concerning their medications, a telephone-based drug information service was established for selected public use. The purpose was to detail the growth and utilization of the service, characterize the type and importance of the questions asked, and(More)
A total of 147 outpatients waiting for a prescription to be filled at a hospital pharmacy were tested on their knowledge about diazepam (Valium). Subjects scored highest on questions about the effects of a small overdose, the drug's interaction with alcohol and hypnotics, and the relative contraindications of pregnancy and breast-feeding. Subjects were(More)
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