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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Time required for each transitional care program per patient

Variable Valuea
Hospital pharmacist

Total, min 65 (55-90)
Screening of eligible patients and preparation time before consultation, min 15 (10-20)
Preparation of the consent form and consultation time for discharge medication, min 21 (10-30)
Time to the preparation of the ‘Pharmaceutical care patient record’, min 20 (11-25)
Time required for administrative support (e.g. preparation of an official letter), min 15 (7-20)

Community pharmacist

Time from hospital discharge to the follow-up call, days 2 (1-17)

Time from hospital discharge to the first home visit, days 7 (3-20)

Time from the first home visit to the second home visit, days 34 (21-48)

Total time required to complete the first home visit, minb 144 (118-172)
Schedule adjustment including communication over the phone and consultation preparation time, min 25 (20-40)
Time taken to reach the patient’s home (round trip), min 40 (26-60)
Time required for the first consultation, min 40 (20-60)
Feedback time, such as that for the writing of a reply and reporting of adverse drug reactions, min 20 (15-30)

Total time required to complete the second home visit, minc 105 (70-150)
Schedule adjustment including communication over the phone and consultation preparation time, min 15 (10-30)
Time taken to reach the patient’s home (round trip), min 40 (20-55)
Time required for the second consultation, min 20 (20-55)
Feedback time, such as that for the writing of a reply and reporting of adverse drug reactions, min 20 (10-30)

aValues are medians (range) unless stated otherwise.

bThe first home visit time was analysed for 15 patients.

c The second home visit time was analysed for 11 patients.

Korean J Clin Pharm 2022;32:27-36 https://doi.org/10.24304/kjcp.2022.32.1.27
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