What is known and objective
Good communication between hospital and primary care physicians (PCPs) is important for the continuity of patient care in the transition phase following hospital treatment. Drug-related problems and medication errors may occur at that interface. Discharge letters often lack a structured medication report at the end and therefore may not provide the reasons for medication changes, resulting in low adherence rates.
The objectives were to develop a structured medication report as part of the discharge letter, to evaluate the impact of the medication report in ischaemic stroke patients and to identify the most important issues in the transitional care process of stroke patients.