Medication reconciliation at admission and discharge: an analysis of prevalence and associated risk factors.
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Comparing gold standard medication reconciliation performed by pharmacists with prescriptions documented in the electronic health record at hospital admission and discharge, this study found that there were reconciliation errors in the majority of electronic records, consistent with prior studies. These findings underscore the challenge of correctly capturing patients' medications to prevent adverse drug events and suggest that new approaches are needed.
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