Table 2Completeness of medication education (N = 133 patients receiving medications)

Explained completelyExplained somewhatNot explainedAlready knew
Purpose of medications explained96 (72%)24 (18%)3 (2%)10 (8%)
Purpose explanation understandable92 (70%)29 (22%)3 (2%)8 (6%)
Side effects of medication explained70 (55%)18 (14%)33 (26%)7 (5%)

Row totals < 133 explained by participants not responding to respective question.

From: Outpatient Surgery and Patient Safety— The Patient's Voice

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Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products).
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