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Medication safety at the interface: evaluating risks associated with discharge prescriptions from mental health hospitals.

Keers RN, Williams SD, Vattakatuchery JJ, et al. Medication safety at the interface: evaluating risks associated with discharge prescriptions from mental health hospitals. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2015;40(6):645-654. doi:10.1111/jcpt.12328

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January 20, 2016
Keers RN, Williams SD, Vattakatuchery JJ, et al. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2015;40(6):645-54.

In this study, prospective pharmacist review of written prescriptions for adults discharged from mental health hospitals found that about 20% contained medication errors. These findings underscore the risks of adverse events in the postdischarge period and the need for more oversight of discharge prescriptions.

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Keers RN, Williams SD, Vattakatuchery JJ, et al. Medication safety at the interface: evaluating risks associated with discharge prescriptions from mental health hospitals. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2015;40(6):645-654. doi:10.1111/jcpt.12328