This article describes a qualitative research study using a semi-structured interview process to describe barriers surrounding medication access, use, and adherence for recently discharged patients of a federally qualified health center. Common themes which emerged were: 1) Team assumptions regarding patient plans to access or appropriately use discharge medications negatively impact adherence; 2) Unmet expectation for care coordination between primary care physician (PCP) and hospital; 3) Disconnect between patients and health care workers leads to disengagement; and 4) Lack of personal contact hinders access to services.
Cope, R., Jonkman, L., Quach, K., Ahlborg, J., & Connor, S. (2018). Transitions of Care: Medication-Related Barriers Identified by Low Socioeconomic Patients of a Federally Qualified Health Center Following Hospital Discharge. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 14 (1), 26-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.12.007
This is an accepted manuscript, originally published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 14(1), 26-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.12.007
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