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Table 3 Distribution of unwanted incidents (N = 118)

From: Unwanted incidents during transition of geriatric patients from hospital to home: a prospective observational study

Distribution Number of patients experiencing unwanted incidents (N = 118) Number of unwanted incidents
(N = 146)
  n (%) n (%)
Incomplete CGA 9 (7.6) 9 (6.2)
Emotional problems   1
Cognitive impairments   3
Physical impairments   1
Clinical problems   3
Social problems   1
Exchange of information 27 (22.9) 36 (24.7)
In the GEMU   8
In the PHC   13
Between the GEMU and the PHC   15
Drug administration regime 36 (30.5) 46 (31.5)
In the PHC   
   • Wrong drug/incorrect dosage   16
   • Drug not given within 24 hours after discharge   8
   • No written information on drug regimen in patients' homes   8
   • Medication not taken by patient as prescribed   10
In the GEMU   4
Assistance provided from the PHC 23 (19.5) 25 (17.1)
Patient not controlled by GP as recommended by the GEMU   5
Disagreement between services appointed and services offered   20
Other unwanted incidents 23 (19.5) 29 (19.9)
Resolution from discharge-planning meeting not suitable   11
Poor cooperation between HS and patient/caregiver   14
Not possible to implement resolution from discharge-planning meeting   4
  1. CGA = comprehensive geriatric assessment; GEMU = geriatric evaluation and management unit; PHC = primary health care; GP = general practitioner; HS = home services
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