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Eighty-percent of medications in hospital discharge letters contain errors

  • At: Lisbon (Portugal) (2010)
  • Type: Presentations + Posters
  • By: GEURTS, Marlies (University of Groningen, dept. Pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutical Care, Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Co-author(s): de Vries - Bots, Anne (Apotheek Hoogezand, HOOGEZAND, Netherlands)
    Brink - van der Wal, Thaliet (Apotheek Hoogezand, HOOGEZAND, Netherlands)
    Wolters, Helma (Apotheek Hoogezand, HOOGEZAND, Netherlands)
    de Gier, Han (University of Groningen, dept. Pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutical Care, GRONINGEN, Netherlands)
  • Abstract:

    Background information. Errors often occur in the transmission of patients' medication information from the hospital to the community pharmacy. But discharge letters are only sent to patients' general practitioners (GP) and not to the community pharmacy. Setting. One community pharmacy in the Netherlands. Methods. For one year (2009),


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