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Docs mindful of prescription costs when given electronic access: study
Modern Healthcare

Endocrinologists and primary-care physicians use e-prescribing for 76% of their Medicare patients and 79% of their non-Medicare patients, according to a study conducted by research firm Decision Resources.

About 60% of these doctors say that within their e-prescribing program, they have access to their patients’ full lists of medicines, or formularies. As a result, they suggest that they pay closer attention to patient prescription costs.

About 80% of these endocrinologists and primary-care physicians say that, if given information about their patients’ formularies and copays, they would prescribe less expensive/better-reimbursed options.