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Table 2 Percentage of patients with incomplete or no/poor understanding of discharge instructions in the four domains, of a total of 100 patients

From: Patient understanding of discharge instructions in the emergency department: do different patients need different approaches?

  Incomplete understanding No understanding or poor understanding
Diagnosis (N = 98) 47% 29%
Treatment (N = 86) 70% 33%
Follow-up (N = 86) 55% 24%
Return to ED (N = 80) 91% 64%
  1. Note: Patients not provided with instructions for a particular domain were excluded from the analysis