Journal Article

Hospital admission medication reconciliation in medically complex children: an observational study.

Stone BL, Boehme S, Mundorff MB, et al. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2009.

This study documents the challenges in implementing medication reconciliation in a children's hospital. Five different sources (parents, pharmacies, primary care physicians, discharge summaries, and admission histories) were used to compile admission medication lists, but all were inaccurate to varying degrees, leaving children at high risk of preventable harm.