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Patient leaflets

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Leaflets on drugs currently provided to patients do not provide information they value and find useful, according to researchers. In Health Technology Assessment, D.K. Raynor, Pharmacy Practice and Medicines Management Group, University of Leeds School of Healthcare, U.K., et al., say most people do not value written information they receive about drugs. Patients want to know about possible adverse events and require information to help decide whether to take a medicine. "The readability of medicines' information is important to patients, with concerns about complex language and poor visual presentation," Raynor et al. say. They included 64 papers after conducting a database search and tabulating results...
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