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A prospective cohort study of medication reconciliation using pharmacy technicians in the emergency department to reduce medication errors among admitted patients.

Cater SW, Luzum M, Serra AE, et al. A prospective cohort study of medication reconciliation using pharmacy technicians in the emergency department to reduce medication errors among admitted patients. J Emerg Med. 2015;48(2):230-8. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.09.065.

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January 21, 2015
Cater SW, Luzum M, Serra AE, et al. J Emerg Med. 2015;48(2):230-8.

Medication reconciliation performed by clinical pharmacists in emergency departments has been shown to improve admission medication regimen accuracy. This prospective cohort study examined whether a similar effect may be seen with pharmacy technicians reviewing medications prior to admission. However, the program did not result in any significant reductions in medication errors.

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Cater SW, Luzum M, Serra AE, et al. A prospective cohort study of medication reconciliation using pharmacy technicians in the emergency department to reduce medication errors among admitted patients. J Emerg Med. 2015;48(2):230-8. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.09.065.