Patient Perceptions of Provider and Hospital Factors Associated With New Medication Communication

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This research examined provider and hospital factors associated with patients’ perceptions of how often explanations of new medications were “always” given to them, using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores. HCAHPS results were obtained for October 2012 to September 2013, from 3,420 hospitals and combined with a Magnet-designated hospital listing. Multiple regression examined correlates of new medication communication, including health care provider factors (perceptions of nurse and physician communication) and health care system factors (magnet designation, hospital ownership, hospital type, availability of emergency services, and survey numbers). Nurse and physician communication was strongly associated with new medication communication (r =.819, p <.001; r =.722, p <.001, respectively). Multivariable correlates included nurse communication (p <.001), physician communication (p <.001), hospital ownership, availability of emergency services, and survey numbers. There was a significant relationship between patients’ perceptions of nurse and physician communication and the explanations they had received about their new medications during hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1139-1154
Number of pages16
JournalWestern journal of nursing research
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • acute care
  • descriptive quantitative
  • health care provider communication
  • location of care
  • medication
  • methods
  • nursing communication
  • patient perceptions
  • physician communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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