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Journal Article

The problem with medication reconciliation.

Pevnick JM, Shane R, Schnipper JL. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(9):726-730.

Medication reconciliation has demonstrated safety improvement in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. This commentary discusses barriers to reliably implementing medication reconciliation and attributes those challenges to the complexity of health care delivery and the costs involved in developing and sustaining a working process.