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Impact of medication reconciliation for improving transitions of care.

Redmond P, Grimes TC, McDonnell R, et al. Impact of medication reconciliation for improving transitions of care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;8(8):CD010791. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010791.pub2.

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September 5, 2018
Redmond P, Grimes TC, McDonnell R, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;8(8):CD010791.

This systematic review identified 25 randomized controlled trials of methods to improve medication reconciliation at the time of hospital discharge, most of which involved a pharmacist-mediated intervention. Overall, there was no clear evidence that medication reconciliation interventions reduced either medication discrepancies or adverse drug events. A previous commentary discussed the challenges in implementing effective medication reconciliation programs in real-world settings.