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"Order effect" in the provision of medication information

Abilio C de Almeida Neto, Timothy F Chen and Joyce H L Chan
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (8): 401-402.
Published online: 15 April 2002

To the Editor: One concern that medical practitioners and pharmacists have about patient counselling is the uncertainty about the amount of information which should be given to patients, especially regarding possible adverse reactions to medications.1 Studies have found that providing information on possible adverse reactions can affect patients' willingness to take the medication.1

  • Abilio C de Almeida Neto1
  • Timothy F Chen
  • Joyce H L Chan3

  • Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: abilio@pharm.usyd.edu.au

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