Background: As many as half of Americans with chronic illness do not take their medications as prescribed, which contributes to poorer health outcomes and up to $300 billion annually in avoidable health care costs (1). As patients increasingly read their visit notes through online portals (www.opennotes.org), reports from primary care practices have suggested that patient access to notes may improve adherence to medications (2).
Objective: We examined patients' perceptions of how note reading affects factors related to medication adherence. In addition, we sought to understand their engagement with online medication lists and their willingness to participate in keeping those lists ...
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Author, Article, and Disclosure Information
Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (C.M.D., S.K.B., L.F., T.D., J.W.)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (Z.D.)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California (J.E.)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (P.F.)
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington (J.M.L., T.H.P.)
Grant Support: By the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Cambia Foundation, and the Peterson Center on Healthcare.
Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M18-3197.
Reproducible Research Statement: Study protocol and statistical code: Available on request from Dr. DesRoches (e-mail, [email protected]
* Dr. Delbanco and Ms. Walker share senior authorship.
This article was published at Annals.org on 28 May 2019.