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- quality in health care
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Commentary on: Hoek AE, Anker SCP, van Beeck EF, et al. Patient discharge instructions in the emergency department and their effects on comprehension and recall of discharge instructions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med 2019;1–10.
Implications for practice and research
Clinicians need to offer written and video formatted information as adjunct to verbal instructions on discharge from emergency departments.
Further research is required to identify best practices in discharge management and information sharing with patients.
Patient discharge instructions are important tasks for healthcare professionals in emergency departments (EDs).1 Yet patients’ understanding and recall of their ED discharge instructions is limited.2This systematic review with meta-analysis evaluated the use and efficacy of discharge instructions in the ED.3
The study provided …
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