Journal Article

Medication reconciliation during internal hospital transfer and impact of computerized prescriber order entry.

Lee JY; Leblanc K; Fernandes OA; Huh JH; Wong GG; Hamandi B; Lazar NM; Morra D; Bajcar JM; Harrison J.

This study found that 62% of patients transferred between units during a hospitalization had at least one unintentional medication discrepancy. The most common discrepancy was medication omission, independent of which system was used (e.g., paper versus computerized).