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Determining the Impact of Daily Medication Lists Given to Hospitalized Patients

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Determining the Impact of Daily Medication Lists Given to Hospitalized Patients
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Melville, Chelsea
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English

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Data collection ( jstor )
Data transmission ( jstor )
Experimentation ( jstor )
Health care industry ( jstor )
Medication errors ( jstor )
Medications ( jstor )
Patient satisfaction ( jstor )
Psychoeducational intervention ( jstor )
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Statistical significance ( jstor )
Medication errors
Patients
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Undergraduate Honors Thesis

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Medication errors are prevalent in the healthcare industry and interventions are implemented to decrease the occurrence of these errors. It was theorized that an intervention based on providing medication lists to hospitalized patients would initiate patients to become more involved with their inpatient medication management. A pilot study was conducted in the spring of 2011 and found that out of the 30 patients who participated in the study, 19 discrete errors were identified. Based on these findings, it was decided to conduct a larger study using a sample size of 200 patients on the control and intervention units. The main purpose of this quasi-experimental study is to determine the impact of a daily medication list on patient reported medication errors, unit medication errors reported, patient satisfaction, and staff satisfaction. Data collection is not yet complete; however, interim data was analyzed using half the sample size. This data suggests that daily medication lists given to patients are helpful in identifying medication errors, improving communication with providers, and increasing patient satisfaction. Data will continue to be collected to include the entire sample size which will be analyzed for statistical significance to help establish more concrete findings. ( en )
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Awarded Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Graduated May 7, 2013 summa cum laude. Major: Nursing
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Advisor(s): Donna Neff
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College/School: College of Nursing
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Legacy honors title: Only abstract available from former Honors Program sponsored database.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Copyright Chelsea Melville. Permission granted to the University of Florida to digitize, archive and distribute this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.

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Determining the Impact of Daily Medication Lists Given to Hospitalized Patients Abstract Medication errors are prevalent in the healthcare industry and interventions are implemented to decrease the occurrence of these errors It was theorized that an intervention based on providing medication lists to hospitalized patients would initiate patients to become more involved with their inpatient medication management A pilot study was conducted in the s pring of 2011 and found that out of the 30 patients wh o participated in the study, 19 discrete errors were identified. Based on these findings, it was decided to conduct a larger study using a sample size of 2 00 patients on the control and intervention units. The main purpose of this quasi experimental study is to determine the impact of a daily medication list on patient reported medication errors, unit medication errors reported, patient satisfaction, and staff satisfaction. Data collection is not yet complete; however, interim data was analyzed using half t he sample size This data suggests that daily medication lists given to patients are helpful in identifying medication e rrors improving communication with providers, and increasing patient satisfaction. Data will continue to be collected to include the en tire sample size which will be analyzed for statistical significance to help establish more concrete findings. Keywords: daily, medication list, medication errors, patient satisfaction inpatient medication management