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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Sen
dc.contributor.authorWelch, Sen
dc.contributor.authorHarding, Aen
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Len
dc.contributor.authorRiyat, Ben
dc.contributor.authorMorrow, Men
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Den
dc.contributor.authorRodda, Sen
dc.contributor.authorHeward, Sen
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, S., Welch, S., Harding, A., Abbott, L., Riyat, B., Morrow, M., Lawrence, D., Rodda, S., & Heward, S. (2014). Accuracy of general practitioner medication histories for patients presenting to the Emergency Department. Australian Family Physician, 43(10), 728–732.en
dc.description.abstractBackground: Clinical handover and obtaining best possible medication histories (BPMH) at transition points in care are key patient safety priorities. This study aimed to determine the accuracy of medication histories documented on general practitioner (GP) referral letters for patients referred to emergency departments. Methods: This was a multicentre prospective observational study in eight emergency departments. Patients taking >=1 regular medication, referred to the emergency department with a GP letter and seen by a pharmacist were included. GP medication regimens were compared with BPMH documented by the emergency department pharmacist. Results: Of the GP letters (total 414), 361 (87%) had one or more discrepancies in the patients' regular medications and 62% had one or more regular medication discrepancies of moderate-high significance. Omission of medication was more prevalent in handwritten letters (Pen
dc.subjectPhysicians (General practice) Medical history taking Pharmaceutical industry| |Standards Medical records| |Management Emergency medical servicesen
dc.titleAccuracy of general practitioner medication histories for patients presenting to the Emergency Departmenten
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleAustralian Family Physicianen
dc.description.affiliationSenior Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine and Research, Pharmacy Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC, email:
dc.description.affiliationSenior Pharmacist, St. Vincent's Hospital, and Clinical Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, NSWen
dc.description.affiliationSenior Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, VICen
dc.description.affiliationEmergency Department Pharmacist, Barwon Health, Geelong, VICen
dc.description.affiliationConsultant Pharmacist (AACP) and Team Leader Pharmacist, Relief and Weekend Services, Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, QLDen
dc.description.affiliationSpecialist Clinical Pharmacist, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Darwin, NTen
dc.description.affiliationPharmacist, Manly Hospital, Manly, NSWen
dc.description.affiliationHealth Econ and Policy, Policy and Procedure Pharmacist, Monash Health, VICen
dc.description.affiliationSenior Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology, Sir Charles Gairdiner Hospital, Perth, WAen
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