Journal article

Older patient and family discharge medication communication: A mixed-methods study.

Georgia Tobiano, Wendy Chaboyer, Trudy Teasdale, Julie Cussen, Rachael Raleigh, Elizabeth Manias

J Eval Clin Pract | Published : 2021

Abstract

RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Medication discrepancies place patients discharged from hospital at risk of adverse medication events. Patient and family participation in medication communication may improve medication safety. This study aimed to examine older medical patient and family participation in discharge medication communication. METHODS: Two-phased mixed-methods study. Data were collected from July 2018 to May 2019. Phase 1 comprised observations and a questionnaire of 30 patients pre-hospital discharge. Phase 2 involved telephone interviews with 11 patients and family members post-hospital discharge. Phase 1 analysis included descriptive statistics and deductive content analysis...

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