9Interhospital transfer of rural patients: an audit of ‘patient expect’ documentation

Fiona Geddes, Phillip Della, Edward Stewart-Wynne and Dorothy Jones

9.1Setting the scene

Shirley Lloyd,11 born 12 October 1937, lives with her husband Brian in their own home on the outskirts of a remote mining town in. Shirley has been a one-pack-a-day smoker for most of her life but recently has worked hard to cut back to just one pack a week. She suffers from asthma, hypertension, and osteoarthritis. At 74 years of age, both Shirley and Brian are still coping relatively well. Shirley is taking multiple medications and supplements – a cocktail of 19 tablets and inhalants, many on a daily basis. Shirley also has allergies to several drugs, including ace inhibitors ...

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