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Engineering care transitions: clinician perceptions of barriers to safe medication management during transitions of patient care.

Hannum SM, Abebe E, Xiao Y, et al. Appl Ergon. 2020;91:103299.

Discharge can be a vulnerable time for patients, particularly older adults taking multiple medications. Through interviews with clinicians from 10 professional roles, researchers identified three key strategies to promote safe medication management at hospital discharge: (1) streamlining medication reconciliation across care settings, (2) building patient capacity and engagement, and (3) redesigning the transitional process. Aligning clinician and patient care transition goals using these three strategies may better prepare patients to safely self-manage their medications at home.