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dc.contributor.authorPickrell, L.
dc.contributor.authorDuggan, C.
dc.contributor.authorDhillon, S.
dc.identifier.citationPickrell , L , Duggan , C & Dhillon , S 2001 , ' From hospital admission to discharge : An exploratory study to evaluate seamless care ' , Pharmaceutical Journal , vol. 267 , no. 7172 , pp. 650-653 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1850008
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7af05609-7174-47c3-ae5d-fb6c295eae1d
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0035802640
dc.description.abstractAim. To evaluate the effect of pharmaceutical care from admission, through a hospital stay and following discharge. Design. The study design was descriptive, using qualitative methods to compare intensive pharmaceutical care provision between a trial group and control group of patients. Subjects and Setting. General medical patients admitted to the medical admissions unit of a London Teaching Hospital were purposively sampled according to age, sex, and admitting diagnosis. Outcome measures. Discrepancies occuring in prescriptions for trial and control groups. The patients' ability to describe their drug treatment regimen before and after the intervention. Results. Of the 110 drugs observed on admission in the trial group, 85.5% were associated with a discrepancy, of which 60.0% were classified as unintentional. The intervention resulted in a reduction of unintentional drug discrepancies occuring at discharge. Within the trial group 11.8% of drugs were associated with unintentional discrepancies, significantly lower than 70.2% unintentional discrepancies on admission (X = 20.25, Pen
dc.relation.ispartofPharmaceutical Journal
dc.titleFrom hospital admission to discharge : An exploratory study to evaluate seamless careen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Clinical Practice, Safe Medicines and Drug Misuse Research
dc.contributor.institutionPatient and Medicines Safety
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Pharmacy
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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