Bridging the gap between hospital and primary care: the pharmacist home visit.
Ensing HT, Koster ES, Stuijt CCM, van Dooren AA, Bouvy ML. Int J Clin Pharm. 2015 Mar 11; [Epub ahead of print].
Patients are susceptible to various problems following hospital discharge, including medication errors. This commentary suggests that improving the transfer of patient medication history, performing home visits to follow up with patients, and collaboration between primary care and community pharmacy can help reduce adverse drug events after patients are discharged from the hospital.
Self-reported uptake of recommendations after dissemination of medication incident alerts.
Cheung KC, Wensing M, Bouvy ML, De Smet PA, van den Bemt PM. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012;21:1009-1018.
Reduce readmissions with pharmacy programs that focus on transitions from the hospital to the community.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 15, 2012;17:1-3.
Implementation of an electronic system for medication reconciliation.
Kramer JS, Hopkins PJ, Rosendale JC, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64:404-422.
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