Cancer Patients' Medication Knowledge in the Emergency Center
You will be asked to list your prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, herbal
preparations and vitamins, minerals and supplements that you take. Information about you
(such as age or gender), the status of the disease (such as cancer diagnosis and extent of
disease), and your Emergency Center visit (such as your reason for visit and discharge
diagnosis) will be collected from your medical record.
To find out if your answers on the questionnaire are correct regarding the medications you
take, researchers will check the pharmacy database for medications you fill at the M. D.
Anderson pharmacy, your medical record, and contact any outside pharmacy that you may use to
fill your medicines, with your permission. In order for outside pharmacies to release the
requested medication information, you will need to sign an Authorization for Disclosure of
Health Information from Pharmacy Records.
Your information will be kept confidential. All patient data will be reported and published
as a group. You will not be individually identified. Data will be stored with patient
codes so that your identity will be protected. In addition, the study database will be
You may be contacted in the future for more information; however, you are not obligated to
answer any future questions just because you agreed to participate in this study.
This is an investigational study. About 350 patients will take part in this study. All
will be enrolled at M. D. Anderson.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Patients' knowledge of their medications in an outpatient acute care setting (such as the M. D. Anderson Emergency Center).
Carmen Escalante, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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