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Prospective daily review of discharge medications by pharmacists: effects on measures of safety and efficiency.

Craynon R, Hager DR, Reed M, et al. Prospective daily review of discharge medications by pharmacists: Effects on measures of safety and efficiency. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75(19):1486-1492. doi:10.2146/ajhp170638.

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January 16, 2019
Craynon R, Hager DR, Reed M, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75(19):1486-1492.

Pharmacists are expanding their reach as stewards of medication safety into the front line of care. This project report describes the pilot testing of pharmacist involvement in development and review of medication orders in the discharge workflow. A substantive percentage of medication problems were prevented due to pharmacist engagement.

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Craynon R, Hager DR, Reed M, et al. Prospective daily review of discharge medications by pharmacists: Effects on measures of safety and efficiency. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75(19):1486-1492. doi:10.2146/ajhp170638.