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

Lee JY, Leblanc K, Fernandes OA, et al. The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2010;44:1887-95.

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).