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Assessment of requests for medication-related follow-up after hospital discharge, and the relation to unplanned hospital revisits, in older patients: a multicentre retrospective chart review.

Cam H, Kempen TGH, Eriksson H, et al. Assessment of requests for medication-related follow-up after hospital discharge, and the relation to unplanned hospital revisits, in older patients: a multicentre retrospective chart review. BMC Geriatr. 2021;21(1):618. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02564-5

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December 8, 2021
Cam H, Kempen TGH, Eriksson H, et al. BMC Geriatr. 2021;21(1):618.

Poor communication between hospital and primary care providers can lead to adverse events, such as hospital readmission. In this study of older adults who required medication-related follow-up with their primary care provider, the discharging provider only sent an adequate request for 60% of patients. Of those patients that did not have an adequate request, 14% had a related hospital revisit within 6 months.

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Cam H, Kempen TGH, Eriksson H, et al. Assessment of requests for medication-related follow-up after hospital discharge, and the relation to unplanned hospital revisits, in older patients: a multicentre retrospective chart review. BMC Geriatr. 2021;21(1):618. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02564-5