Table 2

Variables that will be documented to the data collection template

Characteristics of the patients and outpatient clinicData related to patients’ diseases and medicationsMedication discrepancies
Subject IDDiagnosesMedication-specific discrepancies (yes/no)
AgeNumber and type of prescription medicinesGeneric name and dosage form of the medicine the patient is using otherwise than prescribed
SexNumber and type of non-prescription medicinesReason for discrepancies reported by the patient
Outpatient clinicTotal number of all medicinesHas the patient used medications as prescribed? (more/less)
Date of appointmentThe year when the medication was last reconciledWill the patient consider taking the medication as prescribed after the discussion with the pharmacist? (yes/no)