Effects of telephone counselling on mortality and adherence

Richard Holland, Boika Rechel, David Wright

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A randomised controlled trial published in a peer-reviewed journal is considered to be the ‘gold standard’ of information about the effectiveness of a treatment; however, critical appraisal of trials is required in order to judge the value and implications of the results. Here, the authors present their appraisal of a study that investigated the effects of telephone calls from a pharmacist on mortality in patients taking five or more drugs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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