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Journal Article

Reducing readmission at an academic medical center: results of a pharmacy-facilitated discharge counseling and medication reconciliation program.

Zemaitis CT, Morris G, Cabie M, et al. Hosp Pharm. 2016;51(4):468-473.

Adverse events following hospital discharge can lead to costly hospital readmissions. This study demonstrated a modest decrease in readmissions following implementation of pharmacist-led medication reconciliation and postdischarge telephone calls. These results are consistent with prior studies that determined pharmacist support can help reduce readmissions.