Hospital brings discharge meds to the bedside.
Hosp Case Manag. 2014 Feb;22(2):17-8
The pharmacy at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, fills about 75% of the prescriptions that patients are given at discharge. Pharmacy technicians coordinate discharge times with unit-based care coordinators and deliver medicine to the bedside. Prescriptions are printed out on the unit and sent to the pharmacy by pneumatic tube. A pharmacist reviews the prescriptions for drug interactions and medication errors and gets corrections made before the patients leave the hospital.
PMID: 24505834 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]