Journal Article

Medication reconciliation failures in children and young adults with chronic disease during intensive and intermediate care.

DeCourcey DD, Silverman M, Chang E, et al. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. 2017;18:370-377.

Medication reconciliation is critical to safe medication use. This prospective cohort study identified high rates of unintentional medication discrepancies among hospitalized children and young adults. The authors conclude that current medication reconciliation practices are inadequate to ensure medication safety.