Discontinuation of antihyperglycemic therapy after acute myocardial infarction: medical necessity or medical error?
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
A retrospective chart review revealed that approximately 1 in 8 patients with diabetes was discharged without any antihyperglycemic therapy following acute myocardial infarction. Almost 90% of these omissions lacked justification, suggesting widespread errors in medication reconciliation.