Journal of Clinical and Experimental Toxicology

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Abstract - Journal of Clinical and Experimental Toxicology (2020) Volume 4, Issue 4

Inpatients education about newly prescribed medications during hospitalization

Patients insufficient knowledge or misinformation about their medications may lead to poor treatment outcome. Inpatient pharmacist of KFSHRC-J developed a structured process to educate eligible patients in selected units about their newly prescribed medications (indications and side effects) during hospitalization. Should patients be educated about the medications they are getting, or that are available to them, while they are in the hospital?
 

The researchers asked 50 cognitively intact adult general medicine inpatients to list medications they believed had been prescribed for them iThe researchers asked 50 cognitively intact adult general medicine inpatients to list medications they believed had been prescribed for them within the hospital. Ninety-six percent omitted one or more of their inpatient medications. On average the patients omitted 60% of their medications—which came to almost seven forgotten drugs per patient. At the same time, more than three-quarters of the patients said they would like to have received a medication list, but only 28% said they had actually seen one.n the hospital. Ninety-six percent omitted one or more of their inpatient medications. On average the patients omitted 60% of their medications—which came to almost seven forgotten drugs per patient. At the same time, more than three-quarters of the patients said they would like to have received a medication list, but only 28% said they had actually seen one. 

Author(s): Mohamed Raouf

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