An interactive voice response system to enhance antidepressant medication compliance

College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
Topics in health information management 01/2003; 24(1):15-20.
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ABSTRACT Advances in technology can have direct and indirect benefits to clinical practice. The challenge that clinicians face is to properly match resources and outcomes, along with patient preferences. This article explores the use of an innovative interactive voice response system to increase patient compliance with antidepressant medication prescribed in primary care settings. The development of the interactive voice response system, its implementation, and clinical outcomes are described. The findings underscore the need to carefully match intervention strategies with the needs of specific patient populations, and the importance of human dialog in the context of healing.

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