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Journal Article

Partnered pharmacist charting on admission in the general medical and emergency short-stay unit—a cluster-randomised controlled trial in patients with complex medication regimens.

Tong EY, Roman C, Mitra B, et al. Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics. 2016;41:414-8.

Medication discrepancies during hospital admission are common and can lead to preventable harm. This study examined the impact of having a pharmacist review medical charts of patients with complex medication regimens who were admitted to a general medical or emergency short-stay unit. The authors found that partnering medical staff with a pharmacist to review patients' admission medications in the chart significantly decreased inpatient medication errors.