Study shows e-alerts could boost patients' compliance with preadmission orders

08/4/2014 | Healthcare Informatics online

A study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons found that electronic reminders, including e-mails or text messages, could enhance surgical patients' adherence to instructions to take preadmission antiseptic showers that can prevent surgical site infections. Healthy volunteers who did not receive an electronic reminder were less likely to comply with preadmission orders than those who got an electronic prompt.

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