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Unintentional discontinuation of chronic medications for seniors in nursing homes: evaluation of a national medication reconciliation accreditation requirement using a population-based cohort study.

Stall NM; Fischer HD; Wu CF; Bierman AS; Brener S; Bronskill S; Etchells E; Fernandes O; Lau D; Mamdani MM; Rochon P; Urbach DR; Bell CM.

This study established that unintentional medication discontinuation upon nursing home admission decreased over time, though this improvement could not be attributed to accreditation requirements for medication reconciliation or any other specific intervention. This study highlights the challenge of attributing safety improvements to specific policy or practice changes.