Maytrella Rodriguez

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Objective: Miscommunications between patients and providers can have serious consequences—especially where medications are concerned. Because oral anticoagulants are associated with preventable adverse events at disproportionately high rates, we used the model of anticoagulant care to examine the extent to which regimen discordance between patient and(More)
Despite the importance of clinician-patient communication, little is known about rates and predictors of medication miscommunication. Measuring rates of miscommunication, as well as differences between verbal and visual modes of assessment, can inform efforts to more effectively communicate about medications. We studied 220 diverse patients in an(More)
BACKGROUND Misunderstanding between clinicians and patients may lead to medication-related errors and poor clinical outcomes, particularly in anticoagulant care. METHODS One hundred forty-seven chronic warfarin users were randomized to receive a visual medication schedule at each visit, along with brief counseling, versus standard care, and followed for(More)
Objective: Despite the importance of clinician-patient communication for safe medication management, little is known about rates and predictors of medication miscommunication. Measuring rates of miscommunication, as well as differences between verbal and visual modes of assessment, can inform efforts to more effectively communicate about medications.(More)
Miscommunication between patients and providers can have serious consequences, especially where medications are concerned. We examined whether regimen discordance between patient and provider, a possible result of miscommunication, contributes to unsafe medication management. We studied 220 patients taking warfarin in an anticoagulation clinic to(More)
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