Home follow-up visits by RNs uncover medication problems

08/11/2011 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

A study at Johns Hopkins Hospital found nurse-pharmacist teams that followed patients through discharge and conducted an at-home visit helped uncover more problems with medication usage than did follow-up by telephone only. Nurses did home visits within 14 days of discharge to talk with patients about their medications and observe how they took them, which could help reduce hospital readmission rates, the study said.

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