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Pevnick JM, Li N, Asch SM
Effect of electronic prescribing with formulary decision support on medication tier, copayments, and adherence.
The researchers evaluated whether formulary decision support (FDS) could reduce patient medication costs, and thereby improve adherence. In the studied population, interruptive FDS shifted prescribing toward preferred tier medications, but these medications were only minimally less expensive for patients. Thus, FDS did not significantly increase adherence.
Citation: Pevnick JM, Li N, Asch SM . Effect of electronic prescribing with formulary decision support on medication tier, copayments, and adherence. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2014;14:79. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-14-79..
Keywords: Electronic Prescribing (E-Prescribing), Medication, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Clinical Decision Support (CDS), Health Information Technology (HIT)