Table 2

Incidence of delayed prescription retrieval, missed medications and hospital readmission

Preintervention group (n=42)Postintervention group (n=72)P value
Prescription retrieved on day of discharge, n (%)27 (64.3)63 (87.5)0.0045
Delayed prescription retrieval, n (%)15 (35.7)9 (12.5)0.0045
 Delayed retrieval by 1 day, n (%)6 (14.3)3 (4.2)
 Delayed retrieval by 2 days, n (%)3 (7.1)1 (1.3)
 Delayed retrieval by 3+ days, n (%)6 (14.3)5 (7.0)
Patients with delayed prescription retrieval due a new prescription medication on day of discharge, n (%)15 (100)7 (77.8)NS
Patients with delayed prescription retrieval readmitted within 30 days of discharge, n (%)2 (13.3)1 (11.1)NS
  • NS, not significant.