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Development of a tool within the electronic medical record to facilitate medication reconciliation after hospital discharge.

Schnipper JL, Liang CL, Hamann C, et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2011;18:309-13.

Efforts to prevent medication-related adverse events after hospital discharge have largely focused on medication reconciliation at the time of discharge. This study reports on the early experience with a medication reconciliation tool for use by primary care physicians after discharge. Although initial uptake was low, the study reports on many lessons learned through initial implementation.