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Table 5 Percentage of patients’ preference for different methods of receiving discharge instructions for the 100 patients surveyed. Patients were asked to provide a maximum of two methods

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

Preferred method for receiving discharge instructions < $25,000 (%) $25,000–$90,000 (%) > $90,000 (%) All patients
Face-to-face with MD 76.9 92.5 73.7 81
Face-to-face with RN 17.9 25 31.6 23
Follow-up phone call with RN 20.5 0 0 8
Physical handout 25.6 15 26.3 21
Online resources 7.7 7.5 26.3 11
Brief video in ED 2.6 2.5 0 2
None 2.6 2.5 5.3 3
Other 2.6 2.5 0 2