Partnered pharmacist charting on admission in the general medical and emergency short-stay unit—a cluster-randomised controlled trial in patients with complex medication regimens.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Medication discrepancies during hospital admission are common and can lead to preventable harm. This study examined the impact of having a pharmacist review medical charts of patients with complex medication regimens who were admitted to a general medical or emergency short-stay unit. The authors found that partnering medical staff with a pharmacist to review patients' admission medications in the chart significantly decreased inpatient medication errors.