Re-thinking Discharge Pharmacy services at a pediatric hospital: identifying patients at risk for low medication literacy and using the right tools to deliver medication instructions.

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: POULIOT, Annie (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Pharmacy, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Co-author(s): Annie Pouliot:
    Regis Vaillancourt: Pharmacy, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
  • Abstract:

    It has been estimated that 30% of all hospital discharges are delayed for non-medical reasons. Identifying certain patients at higher risk for low medication literacy and delays at discharge could ultimately help improve the discharge process. Re-engineering Discharge Services and including pharmacists in the process has the potential to improve

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