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Reducing errors through discharge medication reconciliation by pharmacy services.

Bishop MA, Cohen BA, Billings LK, Thomas EV. Reducing errors through discharge medication reconciliation by pharmacy services. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72(17 Suppl 2):S120-S126. doi:10.2146/sp150021

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August 26, 2015
Bishop MA, Cohen BA, Billings LK, et al.  Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72(17 Suppl 2):S120-6.

In this observational study at a large academic medical center, pharmacists found medication discrepancies in 41% of patients discharged by the hospitalist service. The authors advocate for involving pharmacists in discharge medication reconciliation to avoid adverse drug events, though this strategy has previously yielded mixed results.

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Bishop MA, Cohen BA, Billings LK, Thomas EV. Reducing errors through discharge medication reconciliation by pharmacy services. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72(17 Suppl 2):S120-S126. doi:10.2146/sp150021

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