How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients?

What It Means
The percentage of patients who reported that staff "always" explained about medicines before giving it to them. "Explained" means that hospital staff told what the medicine was for and what side effects it might have before they gave it to the patient.

Why It Is Important
Research shows that staff explanations about medications are an important element for patients in evaluating hospital quality - and their hospital experience.

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