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dc.contributor.authorKnight, Denise A
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Diane
dc.contributor.authorMathie, Elspeth
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, Angela
dc.identifier.citationKnight , D A , Thompson , D , Mathie , E & Dickinson , A 2013 , ' 'Seamless care? Just a list would have helped!' : Older people and their carer's experiences of support with medication on discharge home from hospital ' , Health expectations , vol. 16 , no. 3 , pp. 277-291 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 393348
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 6394c311-d927-4b4d-9ad5-0f364314b40d
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 21838834
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84881645926
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7681-2732/work/62749245
dc.description© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.description.abstractBackground  Many older people use one or more prescribed medicines on a daily basis. Effective medicines management at hospital discharge can support appropriate use of medicines following discharge and help avoid unnecessary hospital re-admission. Many people, however, feel they receive insufficient information about medicines on discharge from hospital. Objectives  To explore older people and their family carers' experience of hospital discharge in relationship to the organization and management of medicines. Design  Qualitative interviews with older people over 75 years old, taking four or more medicines, and their carers, following discharge from hospital in the United Kingdom (UK). Participants completed medication diaries prior to the interview. Setting  Interviews took place in the participant's home. Results  Nineteen interviews were conducted involving 12 carers and seven older people. Participants were generally not satisfied with the discharge process, particularly concerning perceived delays in discharge. Inadequate explanations about medicines at discharge were commonly reported and led to omission of medicines, incorrect dosage, anxiety and confusion. Poor communication between the hospital and general practitioners or community pharmacists was also evident. Conclusions  Despite significant policy recommendations and research in this area, many problems with the management of medicines during hospital discharge were shown, and a lack of partnership was evident between hospital staff and patients/family carers regarding the use of medicines post-discharge. Improved medicines management during hospital discharge is required to ensure older people take their medications as prescribed and to protect them from the adverse effects of medicines not being taken correctly.en
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dc.title'Seamless care? Just a list would have helped!' : Older people and their carer's experiences of support with medication on discharge home from hospitalen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionOlder People's Health and Complex Conditions
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionPatient Experience and Public Involvement
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionCommunities, Young People and Family Lives
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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