• Study
  • Published June 2016

Reducing readmission at an academic medical center: results of a pharmacy-facilitated discharge counseling and medication reconciliation program.

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.

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