Journal Article

Necessity for a pathway for "high-alert" patients.

Shane R, Amer K, Noh L, et al. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2018;75:993-997.

Medication errors can contribute to readmissions in older patients. This persistent problem calls for new approaches to improve medication delivery, ordering, and administration for patients who take 10 or more medications. This commentary suggests engaging pharmacists in the transitions of care for these high-alert patients and details one organization's strategy to reduce readmissions related to medication problems in this patient population.