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Medication Discharge Planning Prior to Hospital Discharge

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors’ abstract.] This study examines the use of written educational materials to improve medication usage by patients on hospital discharge. The study included pre- and post-intervention patient interviews, nurse education and patient focus groups as well as the provision of materials for the nurses to distribute. More patients were able to verbalize the correct drug, dose, schedule and purpose of their medications after the educational intervention than before.

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  • Topics: Quality Management
  • Keywords: Customer requirements, Error, Health care, Nursing, Preventative action
  • Author: Mutsch, Karen Steffan; Herbert, Melisa
  • Journal: Quality Management Journal