International Journal of Family Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Adherence to Medications after Hospital Discharge in the Elderly

Table 2

Spearman’s rank correlation for patient demographics and types of medication discrepancies.

Medication discrepancyAgeLength of stayNumber of diagnosesNumber of discharge medications

Patients taking additional prescription medications
Patients omitting prescription medications−0.46
Patients taking the wrong dose
Patients taking the wrong frequency
Patients taking additional nonprescription medication
Patients omitting nonprescription medication

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