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Effectiveness of pharmacist intervention to reduce medication errors and health-care resources utilization after transitions of care: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

De Oliveira GS Jr, Castro-Alves LJ, Kendall MC, et al. Effectiveness of pharmacist intervention to reduce medication errors and health-care resources utilization after transitions of care: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Patient Saf. 2017; doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000283

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July 19, 2017
De Oliveira GS, Castro-Alves LJ, Kendall MC, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(5):375-380.

Care transitions increase risk for medication errors. This meta-analysis found that pharmacist support during care transitions reduced medication errors and postdischarge emergency department visits. These results support a role for pharmacists in medication safety interventions for patients undergoing care transitions.

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De Oliveira GS Jr, Castro-Alves LJ, Kendall MC, et al. Effectiveness of pharmacist intervention to reduce medication errors and health-care resources utilization after transitions of care: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Patient Saf. 2017; doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000283