The Pharmacist Effect
January 13, 2020
How Pharmacists Transform the Patient Discharge Experience
Hospitals want patients to get well and stay well, but many patients are discharged from the hospital only to be readmitted within weeks or even days.
There are many reasons for this, but one common factor is the ability of the patient to access and take their post-discharge medications as prescribed. The pharmacist is often a missing element in this process. In fact, studies show that when hospital pharmacists are involved in the discharge process, readmissions can be cut by half.