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Medication reconciliation at hospital discharge: a qualitative exploration of acute care nurses' perceptions of their roles and responsibilities.

Latimer S, Hewitt J, de Wet C, et al. Medication reconciliation at hospital discharge: A qualitative exploration of acute care nurses' perceptions of their roles and responsibilities. J Clin Nurs. Epub 2022 Mar 6. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16275

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March 23, 2022
Latimer S, Hewitt J, de Wet C, et al. J Clin Nurs. 2022;Epub Mar 6.

Medication reconciliation at hospital discharge has become a mainstay of patient safety efforts with most of the focus on pharmacist involvement. Focus groups of hospital nurses were conducted to elicit their perspectives on their role in medication reconciliation. Three themes emerged: nurses' role involves chasing, checking, and educating; burden of undertaking medication reconciliation at hospital discharge; team collaboration and communication in medication reconciliation.