Physician communication about the cost and acquisition of newly prescribed medications.

@article{Tarn2006PhysicianCA,
  title={Physician communication about the cost and acquisition of newly prescribed medications.},
  author={Derjung Mimi Tarn and Debora A. Paterniti and John Heritage and R. Duane Hays and Richard L. Kravitz and Neil S Wenger},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 11},
  pages={657-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency and content of physician discussions about the cost and acquisition of new medications. STUDY DESIGN Qualitative and quantitative study combining patient and physician surveys with transcribed audiotaped office visits from 185 outpatient encounters with 15 family physicians, 18 internists, and 11 cardiologists in 2 Sacramento healthcare systems between January and November 1999, in which 243 new medications were prescribed. METHODS Transcripts were… CONTINUE READING

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