More than half of heart patients in a U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications or misunderstood instructions given to them after being discharged from the hospital. Those with the lowest “health literacy” were among the most likely to make the risky errors, highlighting the importance of healthcare providers making sure instructions are clear and patients being sure they understand what they need to do after they get home, the study authors say.
Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge
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