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Electronic medication reconciliation and medication errors.

Hron JD, Manzi S, Dionne R, et al. Electronic medication reconciliation and medication errors. Int J Qual Health Care. 2015;27(4):314-9. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzv046.

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September 2, 2015
Hron JD, Manzi S, Dionne R, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2015;27(4):314-9.

Implementation of an electronic medication reconciliation tool led to fewer medication discrepancies, as measured by voluntary reporting. Although this study may have over-estimated the effectiveness of the tool due to under-reporting of discrepancies, it demonstrates a potential way to enhance medication reconciliation, a key patient safety practice that remains incompletely implemented.