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Medication errors at hospital admission and discharge: risk factors and impact of medication reconciliation process to improve healthcare.

Breuker C, Macioce V, Mura T, et al. Medication errors at hospital admission and discharge: risk factors and impact of medication reconciliation process to improve healthcare. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):e645-e652. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000420

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October 20, 2021
Breuker C, Macioce V, Mura T, et al. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):e645-e652.

In this prospective observational study, hospital pharmacy staff obtained the best possible medication history for adult patients at admission to and discharge from one French hospital. Unintended medication discrepancies were identified in nearly 30% of patients. Most medication errors were omissions and risk of error increased with the number of medications.

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Breuker C, Macioce V, Mura T, et al. Medication errors at hospital admission and discharge: risk factors and impact of medication reconciliation process to improve healthcare. J Patient Saf. 2021;17(7):e645-e652. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000420