Journal article

Nephrologists' management of patient medications in kidney transplantation: results of an online survey

Kimberley Crawford, Jac Kee Low, Elizabeth Manias, Rowan Walker, Nigel D Toussaint, William Mulley, Michael Dooley, Francesco L Ierino, Peter Hughes, David J Goodman, Allison Williams

JOURNAL OF EVALUATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Medication adherence is essential in kidney transplant recipients to reduce the risk of rejection and subsequent allograft loss. The aim of this study was to delineate what 'usual care' entails, in relation to medication management, for adult kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: An online survey was developed to explore how nephrologists promote and assess medication adherence, the management of prescriptions, the frequency of clinic appointments and the frequency of clinical screening tests. Nephrologists from all acute kidney transplant units in Victoria, Australia, were invited to participate. Data were collected between May and June 2014. RESULTS: Of 60 ..

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