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Medication-related interventions to improve medication safety and patient outcomes on transition from adult intensive care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Bourne RS, Jennings JK, Panagioti M, et al. Medication-related interventions to improve medication safety and patient outcomes on transition from adult intensive care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Jan 18. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013760.

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February 2, 2022
Bourne RS, Jennings JK, Panagioti M, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;Epub Jan 18.

Patients transferring from the intensive care unit (ICU) to the hospital ward may experience medication errors. This systematic review examined medication-related interventions on the impact of medication errors in ICU patients transferring to the hospital ward. Seventeen studies were included with five identified intervention components. Multi-component studies based on staff education and guidelines were effective at achieving almost four times more deprescribing on inappropriate medications by the time of discharge. Recommendations for improving transfers are included.

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Bourne RS, Jennings JK, Panagioti M, et al. Medication-related interventions to improve medication safety and patient outcomes on transition from adult intensive care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Jan 18. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013760.