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Vargas V, Blakeslee WW, Banas CA, et al. PLoS ONE. 2023;18:e0279903.
Medication reconciliation can help identify medication discrepancies during transitions of care. This study examined the impact of a complete medication history database to support pharmacist-led medication reconciliation and identification of medication discrepancies during the admission process for patients at one psychiatric hospital. A retrospective analysis identified 82 medication errors; 90% of these errors – primarily dosage discrepancies and omissions – could have led to patient harm if not corrected through pharmacist intervention.