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Improving medication safety during hospital-based transitions of care.

Sponsler KC, Neal EB, Kripalani S. Improving medication safety during hospital-based transitions of care. Cleve Clin J Med. 2015;82(6):351-360. doi:10.3949/ccjm.82a.14025.

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June 17, 2015
Sponsler KC, Neal EB, Kripalani S. Cleve Clin J Med. 2015;82(6):351-360.

Care transitions are vulnerable to communication errors, which may contribute to adverse drug events. This commentary reviews challenges to safe medication use and recommends ways to reduce risks, including standardizing reconciliation processes to obtain medication history at admission, providing patient-centered medication lists with clear and simplified language, and making postdischarge phone calls to assess medication-related issues.

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Sponsler KC, Neal EB, Kripalani S. Improving medication safety during hospital-based transitions of care. Cleve Clin J Med. 2015;82(6):351-360. doi:10.3949/ccjm.82a.14025.