Implementation and spread of a simple and effective way to improve the accuracy of medicines reconciliation on discharge: a hospital-based quality improvement project and success story.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
A quality improvement program that used a paper-based reminder to encourage physicians to complete medication reconciliation and communicate medication changes to outpatient physicians effectively improved the accuracy of medication reconciliation at discharge in a Scottish teaching hospital's surgical ward. The intervention was successfully disseminated to other wards within the hospital.