Medication List in and Out of Hospital
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
Acute Cardiovascular Disease
Acute Respiratory Disease
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Communication About Medication Through the Medication List Coming Into the Hospital With the Patient, Being Changed in the Hospital and Then Returning With the Patient to the Community.|
- Changes in medication [ Time Frame: after 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]It is studied when the patient is still in hospital an 1 month after he is at home.
|Study Start Date:||March 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Acutly ill, Medical ward, consent
group of acutely ill patient who uses three or more drugs, must be able to give consent.
Furthermore is to be recorded how the investigators find information about medicine use by the reception when they do not follow the patient and how long it takes to find the right medicine list. The record of the changes made during hospital stay is examined, whether they are justified in the discharge summaries and whether they are described in the medical list. After a month is to find out if the GP has recorded or possibly rejected changes to medication made in hospital.
This shall be recorded in the review of 30 patient with a focus on their medication list and follow them from admission to a month after discharge.
Medicine List in discharge summaries will be compared with medication written in journal during hospital stay and changes described in the text summaries and medication lists should be checked against the same journal.
Medicine list in the municipality one month after discharge shall be compared with discharge summaries and it will be mapped on the GP register, modified and considered if they are valid.
Medicine list is missing at admission by > 50% of patients admitted acutely into hospital.
Medicine List at admission, when available, is often incomplete. When the medication list is not available at admission, its content is often incomplete even after the staff at reception have tried to gather information from different sources.
Changes of regular medication is not always present in the discharge summaries. The changes are not always justified in the discharge summaries. The GP often do not correct the medication list in the journal to the discharge summary.
The GP does not give the patient an updated printout of the list at the first medical consultation after admission.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01288846
|Sykehuset Innlandet HF Gjøvik|
|Gjøvik, Norway, 2819|
|Study Director:||Mette Brekke, professor||University of Oslo|