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Prescription and transcription errors in multidose-dispensed medications on discharge from hospital: an observational and interventional study.
Alassaad A, Gillespie U, Bertilsson M, Melhus H, Hammarlund-Udenaes M. J Eval Clin Pract. 2013;19:185-191.
Medication reconciliation revealed a high rate of prescribing and transcribing errors in the discharge medications of elderly patients at a Swedish hospital.
Rau J. Washington Post. April 29, 2016.
Transitions in care between inpatient and outpatient settings are an increasing concern for patient safety. Reporting on a fatal medication error that was missed by a patient's pharmacist and home health nurses, this newspaper article discusses various risks associated with hospital-to-home transitions such as insufficient case management and communication.