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Friedley NJ. Med Econ. October 17, 2008;85:34-38.
This continuing education activity includes an article discussing medication errors in the context of ambulatory care and provides a medication safety plan for primary care practices.
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Care Innovations Exchange. March 16, 2011.
This collection provides information on programs and tools to improve medication safety.
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Development of a tool within the electronic medical record to facilitate medication reconciliation after hospital discharge.
Schnipper JL, Liang CL, Hamann C, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011;18:309-313.
Efforts to prevent medication-related adverse events after hospital discharge have largely focused on medication reconciliation at the time of discharge. This study reports on the early experience with a medication reconciliation tool for use by primary care physicians after discharge. Although initial uptake was low, the study reports on many lessons learned through initial implementation.