Medication errors when transferring elderly patients between primary health care and hospital care
- At: 2004 FIP Congress in New Orleans (USA)
- Type: Poster
- By: ERIKSSON, Tommy (Apoteket AB, Hospital Pharmacy, Lund, Sweden)
- Co-author(s): Midlöv (Department Clin Pharmacol, Sweden)
Bergkvist (Apoteket AB, LUND, Sweden)
Bondesson (Department Clin Pharmacol, Sweden)
Höglund (Department Clin Pharmacol, Sweden)
Aim: To evaluate the frequency and nature of errors in medication when patients are transferred between primary and secondary care.
Methods- Elderly primary health care patients (>65 years) living in nursing homes or in their own homes with care from the community nursing system who had been admitted to one of two hospitals in southern Sweden,.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.