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Journal Article

An insurer's care transition program emphasizes medication reconciliation, reduces readmissions and costs.

Polinski JM, Moore JM, Kyrychenko P, et al. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2016;35:1222-9.

This intervention study provided pharmacist support to perform medication reconciliation and care coordination for patients discharged from the hospital. Compared to similar-risk patients who did not receive the intervention, those who had medication reconciliation by pharmacists were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital. These results add to the existing literature supporting the utility of pharmacist-led care transition interventions.