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Pharmaceutical care provides positive outcomes for postpartum patients.

Authors
  • Ptashnick, M B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hospital pharmacy
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1995
Volume
30
Issue
4
Pages
292–294
Identifiers
PMID: 10141870
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study examined a method for incorporating the philosophy of pharmaceutical care into the care of postpartum women to promote patient independence and satisfaction with hospital care. Patients became active participants in their own care through a bedside medication, self-administration program. Results of a patient survey indicated that 146 of 167 patients responded positively to the benefits of the bedside medication program. A self administered medication program for postpartum women allowed for patient controlled analgesic and laxative use. The availability of medications before symptom onset, and the provision of pertinent information on use of medications, allowed patients the independence to make appropriate decisions for their own care.

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