Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of pharmacist-led medication reconciliation in the community after hospital discharge.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This systematic review found that pharmacist-led medication reconciliation after hospital discharge reduced medication discrepancies. However, the pooled studies did not demonstrate changes in the readmission rate or emergency department visits following medication reconciliation. The authors suggest further research is needed to determine the effect of medication discrepancies on patient safety.