A 2001 study (Abas, Vanderpyl et al. 2001) identified medication problems as a major reason for admission into hospital. In response, this 2004 study examined stakeholder views on their experienced issues with medication concordance. Nineteen focus groups (totalling 129 people) comprised service users, whanau, non-government organisations (NGOs), and clinical and management health staff, participated in this study.
129 people participated in 19 stakeholder specific focus groups. Stakeholders included mental health service users and their family members, staff from hospital inpatient and community services, and staff from non-governmental community rehabilitation and accommodation providers.