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Aktuella läkemedelslistor: En enkätundersökning bland patienter i Skåne
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Accurate medication lists: A patient survey in Skåne, Sweden

 

Julia Spangfort

Degree Project 30 hp, Master of Science Programme in Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

Supervisor: Åsa Bondesson

Examiner: Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes 

 

Background: An accurate medication list is vital for making correct decisions regarding a patient’s medical treatment. However, in the current healthcare system, there are problems with inaccurate medication lists. Previous studies have researched the problem from a healthcare perspective, but studies from a patient perspective are scarce. Aim. The purpose of this study was to provide new insight and a more thorough understanding concerning inaccurate medication lists from a patient perspective. Method: Three surveys were designed in a structured way. The surveys were distributed to patients who attended doctor’s appointments at Lundbergsgatan outpatient primary care in Malmö, and outpatient special care and hospitalized patients at medical wards at Trelleborg Hospital. Results: Distributed surveys were 463 (62 % of the patients), and 448 surveys (60 % of the patients) were brought back. The response rate was 97 % (CI 95 %; 97 % ± 1,6 %).  The majority of the responding patients were 60 – 79 years of age, and 260 were women (58 %). The total number of patients who brought a medication list when receiving healthcare were 164 of 395 (42 %). Two out of three patients thought that their medication list was correctly updated. The three main reasons for a patient not to bring their medication list were because the patients 1) thought that their information would be available in the healthcare system 2) thought they could describe their medication without a medication list and 3) were unaware that the healthcare prefers them to bring their medication list. Conclusion: The patients’ contribution to construct a correctly updated medication list can be improved. Some patients did miss that the healthcare prefers them to bring their medication list, and some patient believes that the healthcare already has that information.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 28 p.
National Category
Pharmaceutical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-325616OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-325616DiVA: diva2:1116749
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Region Skåne
Subject / course
Pharmacotherapy
Educational program
Master of Science Programme in Pharmacy
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Available from: 2017-06-28 Created: 2017-06-27 Last updated: 2017-06-28Bibliographically approved

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