Medication details documented on hospital discharge: cross-sectional observational study of factors associated with medication non-reconciliation.
Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Mar;71(3):449-57
Authors: Grimes TC, Duggan CA, Delaney TP, Graham IM, Conlon KC, Deasy E, Jago-Byrne MC, O' Brien P
Movement into or out of hospital is a vulnerable period for medication safety. Reconciling the medication a patient is using before admission with the medication prescribed on discharge, and documenting any changes (medication reconciliation) is recommended to improve safety. The aims of the study were to investigate the factors contributing to medication reconciliation on discharge, and identify the prevalence of non-reconciliation.
PMID: 21284705 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]