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Obtaining the best possible medication history at hospital admission: description of a pharmacy technician-driven program to identify medication discrepancies.

Kabir R, Liaw S, Cerise J, et al. Obtaining the best possible medication history at hospital admission: description of a pharmacy technician-driven program to identify medication discrepancies. J Pharm Pract. 2021:8971900211021254. doi: 10.1177/08971900211021254.

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June 23, 2021
Kabir R, Liaw S, Cerise J, et al. J Pharm Pract. 2021:089719002110212.

The best possible medication history (BPMH) is the gold standard of medication reconciliation of a patient’s prescribed and over-the-counter medications. In this study, Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) obtained BPMH from patients admitted through the emergency department. In Quality Assurance reviews, the CPhTs identified medication discrepancies at a similar rate to pharmacists, indicating that CPhTs may be a cost-effective alternative to pharmacists in obtaining BPMH.

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Kabir R, Liaw S, Cerise J, et al. Obtaining the best possible medication history at hospital admission: description of a pharmacy technician-driven program to identify medication discrepancies. J Pharm Pract. 2021:8971900211021254. doi: 10.1177/08971900211021254.