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The medication reconciliation process and classification of discrepancies: a systematic review.

Almanasreh E, Moles R, Chen TF. The medication reconciliation process and classification of discrepancies: a systematic review. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2016;82(3):645-658. doi:10.1111/bcp.13017.

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December 14, 2016
Almanasreh E, Moles R, Chen TF. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2016;82(3):645-658.

Accurate medication reconciliation has been shown to improve patient safety across multiple care settings, yet barriers to implementation persist. This systematic review found significant variation across studies in how medication discrepancies were identified and classified. Researchers suggest that the use of a standardized taxonomy would better facilitate efforts to mitigate medication discrepancies and improve patient safety.

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Almanasreh E, Moles R, Chen TF. The medication reconciliation process and classification of discrepancies: a systematic review. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2016;82(3):645-658. doi:10.1111/bcp.13017.