Journal Article
Commentary

Utilizing pharmacy students in transitions-of-care services.

L'Hommedieu T, DeCoske M, Lababidi RE, et al. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2015;72:1266-8.

Miscommunication during transitions of care can contribute to medication errors. This commentary describes an initiative to involve pharmacy students in care transitions services. Although the authors found that scheduling and training the students for the program was a challenge, 30-day readmission rates were lower for patients who received transitions of care services with pharmacy students versus those who did not.