Journal Article

Unintended discontinuation of medication following hospitalisation: a retrospective cohort study.

Redmond P; McDowell R; Grimes TC; Boland F; McDonnell R; Hughes C; Fahey T.

This retrospective cohort study of patients age 65 and older on chronic medications found that unintentional medication discontinuation does occur following hospitalization. As with prior studies, medication documentation in hospital discharge summaries remains highly variable.