Journal Article

Pharmacist outpatient prescription review in the emergency department: a pediatric tertiary hospital experience.

Shah D, Manzi S. Pediatric emergency care. 2018;34:497-500.

Clinical pharmacist supervision improves medication safety in many health care settings. In this study, pharmacists in a pediatric emergency department (ED) reviewed all discharge prescriptions the day after patients left the ED and contacted prescribers to address safety hazards. Over a 1-year period, pharmacists intervened rarely (0.25% of prescriptions), averted 10 incidents of moderate or major harm, and worked 45 additional minutes per day.