20Ways: Summer Hospital 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Medication Reconciliation During Transitions of Care: How to Catch Errors, Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Readmissions.

"Comprehensive Pharmacy Services customizes and implements hospital medication reconciliation program to drive transitions of care performance."

Patients often receive new medications or have changes made to their existing medications at times of transitions in care--upon hospital admission, transfer from one unit to another during hospitalization, or discharge from hospital to home or another facility. Caregivers at these transition points may omit needed medications, unnecessarily duplicate existing therapies, or contain incorrect dosages. These discrepancies place patients at risk for adverse drug events ...

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