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Journal Article
Study

How can patient-held lists of medication enhance patient safety? A mixed-methods study with a focus on user experience.

Garfield S, Furniss D, Husson F, et al. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2020.

This mixed-methods study of patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals explores how patient-held medication lists (such as paper medication lists, medication diaries, or apps) can support patient safety. Patient-held lists can improve medication safety by improving the accuracy of medication reconciliation, identifying potential drug interactions, and facilitating communication.