Journal Article

Discontinuation of antihyperglycemic therapy after acute myocardial infarction: medical necessity or medical error?

Lovig KO, Horwitz L, Lipska K, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2012;38:403-7.

A retrospective chart review revealed that approximately 1 in 8 patients with diabetes was discharged without any antihyperglycemic therapy following acute myocardial infarction. Almost 90% of these omissions lacked justification, suggesting widespread errors in medication reconciliation.