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Medicines reconciliation in the emergency department: important prescribing discrepancies between the shared medication record and patients' actual use of medication.

Andersen TS, Gemmer MN, Sejberg HRC, et al. Medicines reconciliation in the emergency department: important prescribing discrepancies between the shared medication record and patients' actual use of medication. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2022;15(2). doi: 10.3390/ph15020142

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March 16, 2022
Andersen TS, Gemmer MN, Sejberg HRC, et al. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2022;15(2):142.

Conducting a complete medication reconciliation in the emergency department may be difficult or even impossible if the patient is unable to speak for themselves. In these instances, clinicians must rely solely on electronic records of medication prescriptions, which do not always reflect the medications being taken. This analysis of prescriptions entered into the Danish Shared Medication Record (SMR) and patient reports of medications taken showed 81% of patients had at least one discrepancy, the most common of which was discontinued medications still showing in the SMR.

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Andersen TS, Gemmer MN, Sejberg HRC, et al. Medicines reconciliation in the emergency department: important prescribing discrepancies between the shared medication record and patients' actual use of medication. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2022;15(2). doi: 10.3390/ph15020142