Patients' beliefs and preferences regarding doctors' medication recommendations.
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Journal of general internal medicine, ISSN: 1525-1497, Vol: 23, Issue: 3, Page: 236-41
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- https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/meyers_pp/429; https://works.bepress.com/kathleen_mazor/22
- Medicine; Communication; Decision Making; Drug Prescriptions; Drug Utilization; Female; Health Care Surveys; *Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Male; Observer Variation; Patient Compliance; Patient Satisfaction; Physician's Practice Patterns; *Physician-Patient Relations; Quality of Health Care; Questionnaires; Reproducibility of Results; Treatment Refusal; Truth Disclosure; United States; Health Services Research; Primary Care
An estimated 20-50% of patients do not take medications as recommended. Accepting a doctor's recommendation is the first step in medication adherence, yet little is known about patients' beliefs and preferences about how medications are prescribed.