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Cross?sectional survey of patients’ need for information and support with medicines after discharge from hospital

Mackridge, Adam J, Rodgers, Ruth, Lee, Dan, Morecroft, Charles W., Krska, Janet (2017) Cross?sectional survey of patients’ need for information and support with medicines after discharge from hospital. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 26 (5). pp. 433-441. ISSN 0961-7671. E-ISSN 2042-7174. (doi:10.1111/ijpp.12411) (KAR id:64294)

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Background: Most patients experience changes to prescribed medicines during a hospital stay. Ensuring they understand such changes is important for preventing adverse events post-discharge and optimising patient understanding. However, little work has explored the information that patients receive about medicines or their perceived needs for information and support after discharge.

Methods: Cross-sectional survey with adult medical in-patients experiencing medicines changes in six English hospitals, with telephone follow-up 2-3 weeks post-discharge.

Conclusion: In North-West England, patient inclusion in treatment decisions could be improved, but provision of information prior to discharge is reasonable. There is scope to develop hospital and community pharmacists’ role in medicines optimisation to maximise safety and effectiveness of care.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/ijpp.12411
Uncontrolled keywords: clinical pharmacy, community pharmacy, discharge, interface issues, medicine management
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Janet Krska
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 11:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:49 UTC
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