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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Parikh K, Perry K, Pantor C
Multidisciplinary engagement increases medications in-hand for patients hospitalized with asthma.
Asthma exacerbations in children are a leading cause of missed school days and health care use. Patients discharged from the hospital often do not fill discharge prescriptions and are at risk for future exacerbations. In this study, a multidisciplinary team aimed to increase the percentage of patients discharged from the hospital after an asthma exacerbation with their medications in-hand from 15% to 80%.
Citation: Parikh K, Perry K, Pantor C . Multidisciplinary engagement increases medications in-hand for patients hospitalized with asthma. Pediatrics 2019 Dec;144(6). doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-0674..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Asthma, Medication, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Teams, Hospital Discharge, Transitions of Care
Albrecht JS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Hirshon JM
Hospital discharge instructions: comprehension and compliance among older adults.
The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to quantify the prevalence of non-comprehension and non-compliance with discharge instructions and to identify associated patient characteristics. The investigators concluded that non-comprehension of discharge instructions among older adults was prevalent, multi-factorial, and varies by domain.
Citation: Albrecht JS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Hirshon JM . Hospital discharge instructions: comprehension and compliance among older adults. J Gen Intern Med 2014 Nov;29(11):1491-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2956-0..
Keywords: Elderly, Health Literacy, Hospital Discharge, Patient Adherence/Compliance
Mixon AS, Neal E, Bell S
Care transitions: a leverage point for safe and effective medication use in older adults--a mini-review.
The authors discuss medication adherence in older adults across the continuum of care, describing reasons for nonadherence, methods to assess adherence, and tools to improve adherence, with particular focus on emerging techniques and technologies.
Citation: Mixon AS, Neal E, Bell S . Care transitions: a leverage point for safe and effective medication use in older adults--a mini-review. Gerontology 2015;61(1):32-40. doi: 10.1159/000363765.
Keywords: Elderly, Hospital Discharge, Medication: Safety, Medication, Patient Adherence/Compliance