Conducting Medication Reconciliation

Updated reconciliation of all medication prescribed for each patient is critical for effective treatment, especially after transitions of care such as a hospital discharge.  Misunderstanding and inability to follow prescription medication instructions is a leading cause for avoidable hospital readmissions.

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes (2012)

Schnipper JL, et al.  Effect of an electronic medication reconciliation application and process redesign on potential adverse drug events: a cluster-randomized trial. Arch Intern Med. (2009);169(8):771-780

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