Improving laboratory monitoring of medications: an economic analysis alongside a clinical trial.

@article{Smith2009ImprovingLM,
  title={Improving laboratory monitoring of medications: an economic analysis alongside a clinical trial.},
  author={Davey M. Smith and Adrianne C. Feldstein and Nancy A. Perrin and Xiuhai Yang and Mary M Rix and Marsha A. Raebel and David J. Magid and Steven R. Simon and Stephen B. Soumerai},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={281-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at enhancing laboratory monitoring of medication. STUDY DESIGN Cost-effectiveness analysis. METHODS Patients of a not-for-profit, group-model HMO were randomized to 1 of 4 interventions: an electronic medical record reminder to the clinician, an automated voice message to patients, pharmacy-led outreach, or usual care. Patients were followed for 25 days to determine completion of all recommended baseline… CONTINUE READING

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