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Table 2 Participants’ experience with medication counselling

From: Shared decision making and experiences of patients with long-term conditions: has anything changed?

Experience with medication counselling
  Number Percentage (%)
Topics covered during medication counselling (N = 240)
 Purpose of the medication 239 99.5
 How to take the medication 240 100
 Important side-effects 92 38.3
 Action to take in case of having important side-effects 42 17.5
 Lifestyle changes 34 14.1
Suggestions for improvement of medication counselling (N = 90)
 Provision of more time 40 44.5
 Change of staff 24 26.7
 Amount of information provided 17 18.8
 Straight forward/easy language 10 11.1
 Privacy 10 11.1
Provision of medication counselling by community pharmacists after discharge (N = 240)
 Yes 86 35.8
 No 127 52.9
 Unsure 26 10.8
Provision of discharge medications from community pharmacists (N = 240)
 Yes 139 57.9
 No 77 32.1
 Unsure 24 10
Preferred sources of information if patient encountered a problem with a medication post-discharge (N = 240)
 GP 80 33.34
 Community pharmacist 61 25.42
 Patient information leaflet 58 24.16
 Internet 38 15.83
 Family and friends 3 1.25