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Table 2 Characteristics of the Intervention group (n = 33) and of the Control group (n = 41)

From: Pharmacist counseling to cardiac patients in Israel prior to discharge from hospital contribute to increasing patient's medication adherence closing gaps and improving outcomes

Characteristics Intervention group values Control group values
Age   
   Mean ± SD 65.3 ± 12.17 72.73 ± 10.64
   Range 41.92 36-90
Sex   
   Male 22 (66.7%) 28 (68.3%)
   Females 11 (33.3) 13 (31.7%)
Number of chronic medications   
   Mean ± SD 7 ± 2.71 6.59 ± 1.92
   Range 3-17 3-11
Number of readmissions   
   Mean ± SD 0.7 ± 1.18 0.93 ± 1.01
   Range 0-5 0-3
Adherence percentage   
   Mean ± SD 77.83 ± 22.85 62.46 ± 24.52
   Range 22.22-105.10 6.25-100