Accession Number PB2014-103045
Title Improving Post-Hospital Medication Management of Older Adults through Health IT.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 18p
Personal Author J. H. Gurwitz
Abstract The goals of this study were to evaluate, among a population of older adults, the impact of providing information through an HIT-based transitional care intervention on the rate of follow-up to an outpatient provider within 14 days of hospital discharge, the prevalence of appropriate monitoring for selected high-risk medications at 45 days from the time of hospital discharge, the incidence of adverse drug events (ADEs) through 45 days following discharge, and the rate of hospital readmission and emergency department (ED) visits within 30 days of discharge.
Keywords Adverse events
Ambulatory care
Drug therapy
Elderly persons
Health information technology
Hospital discharge
Medical records
Medication management
Outpatient services
Post-hospitalization transitions

Source Agency National Center for Health Services Research
NTIS Subject Category 57Q - Pharmacology & Pharmacological Chemistry
44T - Data & Information Systems
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Massachusetts Univ. Medical School, Worcester.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Grant final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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