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Do pharmacist-led medication reviews in hospitals help reduce hospital readmissions? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Renaudin P, Boyer L, Esteve M-A, et al. Do pharmacist-led medication reviews in hospitals help reduce hospital readmissions? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Anaesth Pharmacol. 2016;82(6)(6):1660-1673. doi:10.1111/bcp.13085.

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October 19, 2016
Renaudin P, Boyer L, Esteve M-A, et al. Br J Anaesth Pharmacol. 2016;82(6):1660-1673.

Pharmacists play a crucial role in ensuring patient safety in hospitalized patients. However, prior studies have found inconsistent effects of medication reconciliation performed by pharmacists at preventing medication errors. This systematic review determined that pharmacist-performed medication reviews may reduce readmissions and emergency department visits after discharge, but the overall quality of the literature was not robust enough to definitively reach this conclusion.

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Renaudin P, Boyer L, Esteve M-A, et al. Do pharmacist-led medication reviews in hospitals help reduce hospital readmissions? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Anaesth Pharmacol. 2016;82(6)(6):1660-1673. doi:10.1111/bcp.13085.