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Alexandria, VA: Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General; February 21, 2014. Report No. DODIG-2014-040.
Examining medication safety challenges unique to the United States military patient population, this report advocates for strengthening policy and medication reconciliation to address concerns, including accidental overdose and misuse of prescription drugs.
Predicting potential postdischarge adverse drug events and 30-day unplanned hospital readmissions from medication regimen complexity.
Schoonover H, Corbett CF, Weeks DL, Willson MN, Setter SM. J Patient Saf. 2014;10:186-191.
Do you hear what I hear? Communication practices about medications between physicians and clients with chronic illness in Canada.
Sears K, Bishop A, MacKinnon NJ. J Particip Med. 2014;6:e2.
A qualitative analysis of outpatient medication use in community settings: observed safety vulnerabilities and recommendations for improved patient safety.
Lyson HC, Sharma AE, Cherian R, et al. J Patient Saf. 2019 Mar 13; [Epub ahead of print].
How patients can improve the accuracy of their medical records.
Dullabh P, Sondheimer N, Katsh E, Evans MA. eGEMs. 2014;2:10.
Predictors of completeness of patients' self-reported personal medication lists and discrepancies with clinic medication lists.
Lee KP, Nishimura K, Ngu B, Tieu L, Auerbach AD. Ann Pharmacother. 2014;48:168-177.
Medication regimen complexity and hospital readmission for an adverse drug event.
Willson MN, Greer CL, Weeks DL. Ann Pharmacother. 2014;48:26-32.
Medication reconciliation: comparing a customized medication history form to a standard medication form in a specialty clinic (CAMPII 2).
Ryan GJ, Caudle J, Rhee MK, et al. J Patient Saf. 2013;9:160-168.
Medication discrepancies in integrated electronic health records.
Linsky A, Simon SR. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22:103-109.
Medication reconciliation: a qualitative analysis of clinicians' perceptions.
Vogelsmeier A, Pepper GA, Oderda L, Weir C. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2013;9:419-430.
Patient Safety Papers 6.
Baker GR, ed. Healthc Q. 2012;15:1-72.
Association of ICU or hospital admission with unintentional discontinuation of medications for chronic diseases.
Bell CM, Brener SS, Gunraj N, et al. JAMA. 2011;306:840-847.
Bringing patients' own medications into an emergency department by ambulance: effect on prescribing accuracy when these patients are admitted to hospital.
Chan EW, Taylor SE, Marriott JL, Barger B. Med J Aust. 2009;191:374-377.
Why 'Universal Precautions' are needed for medication lists.
Shane R. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:731-732.
Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration. Office of Women's Health and National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Hospital Experiences Using Electronic Health Records to Support Medication Reconciliation.
Grossman JM, Gourevitch R, Cross D. Washington, DC: National Institute for Health Care Reform; July 2014. NIHCR Research Brief No. 17.
Health-care providers want patients to read medical records, spot errors.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. June 9, 2014.
Potential inaccuracy of electronically transmitted medication history information used for medication reconciliation.
National Alert Network. Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. February 18, 2014.
Risk Management Pearls for Medication Safety: Part I and Part II.
Chicago, IL: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management; 2014.
Medication reconciliation: reducing risk for medication misadventure during transition from hospital to assisted living.
Fitzgibbon M, Lorenz R, Lach H. J Gerontol Nurs. 2013;39:22-29.
An evaluation of a collaborative, safety focused, nurse–pharmacist intervention for improving the accuracy of the medication history.
Henneman EA, Tessier EG, Nathanson BH, Plotkin K. J Patient Saf. 2014;10:88-94.
What happens to the medication regimens of older adults during and after an acute hospitalization?
Harris CM, Sridharan A, Landis R, Howell E, Wright S. J Patient Saf. 2013;9:150-153.
Prescribing errors on admission to hospital and their potential impact: a mixed-methods study.
Basey AJ, Krska J, Kennedy TD, Mackridge AJ. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23:17-25.
ASHP statement on the pharmacist's role in medication reconciliation.
Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013;70;453-456.
DOD and VA Health Care: Medication Needs During Transitions May Not Be Managed for All Servicemembers.
Washington, DC: United States Government Accountability Office; November 2, 2012. Publication GAO-13-26.
Patients taking their own medications while in the hospital.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. June 2012;9:50-57.
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