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Journal Article

Improving patient safety and efficiency of medication reconciliation through the development and adoption of a computer-assisted tool with automated electronic integration of population-based community drug data: the RightRx project.

Tamblyn R, Winslade N, Lee TC, et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2018;25:482-495.

Medication reconciliation has been shown to improve patient safety by reducing medication errors, yet barriers to implementation persist. In this cluster-randomized trial, researchers describe the implementation of an electronic medication reconciliation process that involved the automatic integration of community drug data. They found that surgical and medical units in the intervention arm of the study demonstrated significantly higher rates of medication reconciliation completion.