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Improving Medication Adherence and Helping Patients Make Lifestyle Changes

Daniel D. L. Bernal, BPharm(Hons)1; Luke R. E. Bereznicki, BPharm(Hons), PhD1; Gregory M. Peterson, PhD(Hons)1
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1Pharmacy, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(10):1707-1708. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.669.
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To the Editor In the study by Cohen et al,1 the authors report no improvement in cardiovascular risk factors when dietician or nurse-led education was provided to patients following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) compared with usual care. This study represents an alternative approach to standard educational interventions that could be provided through clinic-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) following ACS.


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October 1, 2014
Ariel Cohen, MD, PhD; Patrick Assyag, MD; Isabelle Boutron, MD, PhD; for the Réseau Insuffisance Cardiaque (RESICARD) PREVENTION Investigators
1Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Saint-Antoine, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
2Currently in private practice, Paris, France
3Centre d’Epidémiologie Clinique, Hôpital Hôtel Dieu, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France4Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Unité 738, Paris, France5Faculté de Médecine, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(10):1708-1709. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.651.
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