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dc.contributor.authorKaraksha, Abdullahen_US
dc.contributor.authorHattingh, Laetitiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHall, Tonyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:35:16Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:35:16Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-02-01T06:38:10Z
dc.identifier.issn1445-937Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34849
dc.description.abstractBackground: A comprehensive hospital discharge summary sent to the patient's general practitioner (GP) in a timely manner can ease patient transition between care settings. Aim: To investigate the quality of discharge summaries sent by a regional hospital to GPs; and to evaluate GPs' satisfaction with the medication list contained in the discharge summary. Method: A questionnaire was mailed to a sample of 80 Gold Coast GPs who had made more than five referrals to the Gold Coast Hospital during June 2009. Results: 18 responses (23% response rate) were received from September to October 2009. The majority (67%) of GPs received discharge summaries from the hospital and they were mostly in an electronic format with attached medication lists. The reasons for changing medications were not well explained and the timeframe for receiving summaries was considered unsatisfactory. Overall, the majority of GPs were satisfied with the quality of the discharge summaries. Conclusion: GPs mostly received the discharge summaries and the majority received them electronically. The majority of GPs indicated that the medication lists were often attached to the discharge summaries and changes to medications recorded.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSociety of Hospital Pharmacists of Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://jppr.shpa.org.au/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=SHPAJP/ccms.ren_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom208en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto210en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Pharmacy Practice and Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume40en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practiceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111503en_US
dc.titleQuality of Discharge Summaries sent by a Regional Hospital to General Practitionersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Pharmacyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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