Table 3

Distribution of unwanted incidents (N = 118)

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


CGA = comprehensive geriatric assessment; GEMU = geriatric evaluation and management unit; PHC = primary health care; GP = general practitioner; HS = home services

Mesteig et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-1

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