Reducing readmission at an academic medical center: results of a pharmacy-facilitated discharge counseling and medication reconciliation program.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Adverse events following hospital discharge can lead to costly hospital readmissions. This study demonstrated a modest decrease in readmissions following implementation of pharmacist-led medication reconciliation and postdischarge telephone calls. These results are consistent with prior studies that determined pharmacist support can help reduce readmissions.