Journal Article

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; Arasaratnam MH; Travers D; Martin IBK; Wei T; Brice JH.

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.