Elin C. Lehnbom

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OBJECTIVE To examine the evidence regarding the effectiveness of medication reconciliation and review and to improve clinical outcomes in hospitals, the community, and aged care facilities. DATA SOURCE This systematic review was undertaken in concordance with the PRISMA statement. Electronic databases, including MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EMBASE, and CINAHL were(More)
BACKGROUND Previous work has examined the impact of technology on information sharing and communication between doctors and patients in general practice consultations, but very few studies have explored this in hospital settings. AIMS To assess if, and how, senior clinicians use an iPad to share information (e.g. patient test results) with patients during(More)
The personally controlled electronic health record (PCHER) was designed to bring important information together to facilitate effective communication between clinicians and so improve patient care. This national cross-sectional survey of 405 healthcare providers and consumers found that they had relatively low awareness and knowledge about the PCEHR; that(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This study investigates health professionals' reactions to patients' perceptions of health issues - a little-researched topic vital to the reform of the care of chronic illness. METHODS Focus groups were undertaken with doctors, nurses, allied health staff and pharmacists (n = 88) in two Australian urban regions. The focus groups(More)
OBJECTIVES To (i) compare medication errors identified at audit and observation with medication incident reports; (ii) identify differences between two hospitals in incident report frequency and medication error rates; (iii) identify prescribing error detection rates by staff. DESIGN Audit of 3291 patient records at two hospitals to identify prescribing(More)
BACKGROUND A personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) system is being implemented in Australia. Every Australian that wants a PCEHR will be able to opt-in from July 2012. AIM To explore the opinions of Australian consumers and healthcare providers about the PCEHR. METHODS In this qualitative study, consumers and healthcare providers were(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to medications for chronic disease is sub-optimal. Current adherence-enhancing strategies do not seem to adequately address the fundamental need to sustain adherence or prevent non-adherence. Intentional non-adherence, involving active medication-taking decisions, is not well described within the Australian community setting.(More)
Objectives The aim of this pilot study was to investigate cause(s) of heart failure (HF). Setting The emergency department and medical wards at Malmö University Hospital. Method A cross sectional pilot study. Main outcome measures Comparison of compliance, comprehension and optimal treatment on a population basis between men and women, younger (≤75 years)(More)
BACKGROUND Patients admitted to hospital on weekends have a greater risk of mortality compared to patients admitted on weekdays. Junior medical officers (JMO) make up the majority of medical staff on weekends. No previous study has quantified JMO work patterns on weekends. AIM To describe and quantify JMO work patterns on weekends and compare them with(More)
Objective To explore pharmacists’ views on managing patients with chronic illness; to understand the incentives and barriers they perceive and the solutions they propose to overcome these barriers. Setting Hospital pharmacists, with experience in managing people with chronic illnesses, working in western Sydney, Australia, were interviewed during June and(More)