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Evaluating Patient's Understanding of Diagnoses & Treatment Plan at Discharge

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's understanding of key information about care prior to hospital discharge.

Specialty:

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Objective:

compliance/adherence, disability and performance

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Description:

Makaryus and Friedman evaluated a patient's ability to recall at discharge the key features of their subsequent management. This can provide an opportunity to educate the patient and hopefully improve compliance. The authors are from North Shore University Hospital and State University of New York.

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