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Sources of medication omissions among hospitalized older adults with polypharmacy.

Shah AS, Hollingsworth EK, Shotwell MS, et al. Sources of medication omissions among hospitalized older adults with polypharmacy. J Am Geriatr Soc. Epub 2021 Dec 31. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17629

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March 9, 2022
Shah AS, Hollingsworth EK, Shotwell MS, et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022;70(4):1180-1189.

Medication reconciliations, including conducting a best possible medication history (BPMH), may occur multiple times during a hospital stay, especially at admission and discharge. By conducting BPMH analysis of 372 hospitalized older adults taking at least 5 medications at admission, researchers found that nearly 90% had at least one discrepancy. Lower age, total prehospital medication count, and admission from a non-home setting were statistically associated with more discrepancies.

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Shah AS, Hollingsworth EK, Shotwell MS, et al. Sources of medication omissions among hospitalized older adults with polypharmacy. J Am Geriatr Soc. Epub 2021 Dec 31. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17629