Medication reconciliation to facilitate transitions of care after hospitalization.
Liu VC, Garwood CL. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72:690-693.
Geriatric patients are susceptible to medication errors due to polypharmacy and coexisting conditions, resulting in the need for enhanced transition coordination. This commentary describes a multidisciplinary program developed to improve medication reconciliation that engaged teams of inpatient and outpatient workers (including clinicians, pharmacists, and administrative staff) in performing follow-up phone calls and record review to confirm postdischarge medication regimens.
Using medication reconciliation to prevent errors.
Sentinel Event Alert. January 25, 2006;(35):1-4.
Medication reconciliation: reducing risk for medication misadventure during transition from hospital to assisted living.
Fitzgibbon M, Lorenz R, Lach H. J Gerontol Nurs. 2013;39:22-29.
Impact of incorporating pharmacy claims data into electronic medication reconciliation.
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