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Automated calls and letters encourage adults to fill first prescriptions

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8215 (Published 03 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8215

Many patients stop taking their prescribed drugs and many more don’t even start. In a pretrial audit from the US, almost one in five adults failed to fill their first prescription for a statin. Automated telephone calls …

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