Journal Article
Study

Medication safety at the interface: evaluating risks associated with discharge prescriptions from mental health hospitals.

Keers RN; Williams SD; Vattakatuchery JJ; Brown P; Miller J; Prescott L; Ashcroft DM.

In this study, prospective pharmacist review of written prescriptions for adults discharged from mental health hospitals found that about 20% contained medication errors. These findings underscore the risks of adverse events in the postdischarge period and the need for more oversight of discharge prescriptions.