Heart Sounds: Testing the feasibility and acceptability of audio recordings to improve discharge communication for cardiology inpatients.
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Ineffective hospital discharge communication can significantly impact patient understanding, safety, and treatment adherence. This is especially true for cardiology patients, who leave the hospital with complex discharge plans, a multitude of high-risk medications, post-procedural care instructions and recommendations for drastic lifestyle changes, all delivered in a time-pressured discharge discussion. The goal of this pilot trial is to determine if it is possible to use audio recordings to supplement usual discharge communication to improve cardiology patients'' ability to understand and self-manage care after leaving the hospital.
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