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Multidisciplinary approach to inpatient medication reconciliation in an academic setting.

Varkey P, Cunningham J, O'Meara J, et al. Multidisciplinary approach to inpatient medication reconciliation in an academic setting. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2007;64(8):850-4.

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May 9, 2007
Varkey P, Cunningham J, O'Meara J, et al. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2007;64:850-4.

A limited number of guidelines promote best practices for medication reconciliation. This study describes the implementation of a standardized reconciliation process on an academic family medicine inpatient service. Using a newly designed form, investigators developed a system of shared ownership among nurses, pharmacists, and physicians that led to reductions in medication discrepancies. Data from more than 100 patients also demonstrated a reduction in the severity of discrepancies, although actual adverse events were not measured following discharge. Similar to published case studies, these findings provide a model for implementing a reconciliation process beyond the use of an electronic system or pharmacist-only intervention.

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Varkey P, Cunningham J, O'Meara J, et al. Multidisciplinary approach to inpatient medication reconciliation in an academic setting. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2007;64(8):850-4.