Journal Article

Medication histories in critically ill patients completed by pharmacy personnel.

Kram BL; Trammel MA; Kram SJ; Wheeley SE; Mancheril BG; Burgess LD; Schultheis JM.

This prospective uncontrolled intervention study found that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians were able to obtain a medication history for most critically ill patients. They uncovered a significant number of medication discrepancies that could lead to adverse drug events and recommend medication history-taking for all critically ill patients.