Avoiding errors during transitions of care: medication reconciliation.
Consult Pharm. 2012 Nov;27(11):764-9
Authors: Martin CM
When medication errors occur, they often are the result of discrepancies in medication information during transitions of care, i.e., moving the patient from one setting to another. Pharmacists can play an essential role in performing in-depth medication reconciliation, which promotes positive patient outcomes and decreases health care costs.
PMID: 23168926 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]