Adherence to emergency department discharge prescriptions.

@article{Hohl2009AdherenceTE,
  title={Adherence to emergency department discharge prescriptions.},
  author={Corinne M. Hohl and Riyad B. Abu-Laban and Jeffrey Reynold Brubacher and Peter J Zed and Boris Sobolev and Gina Tsai and Patricia S Kretz and Kevin Nemethy and Jan Jaap Bijlsma and R. Purssell},
  journal={CJEM},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          131-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Nonadherence to prescribed medication is associated with increased morbidity and mortality as well as the increased use of health services. The main objective of our study was to assess the incidence of prescription-filling and medication adherence in patients discharged from the emergency department (ED). METHODS This was a prospective, observational study carried out at a Canadian tertiary care ED with an annual census of 69 000. We enrolled a convenience sample of patients being… CONTINUE READING

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