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.
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