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Cohen MR. Hosp Pharm. 2008;43:696–698.
This monthly selection of medication error reports describes a case of misidentifying home medications for a hospitalized patient, how character space limitations in medication administration records may cause medication errors, and fatal misuse of a fentanyl patch on a child.
Lerner M. Star Tribune. October 11, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on how transition coaches can help improve transfer and discharge communication to prevent readmissions.
Journal Article > Study
Toward increased patient safety? Electronic communication of medication information between nurses in home health care and general practitioners.
Lyngstad M, Melby L, Grimsmo A, Hellesø R. Home Health Care Manag Pract. 2013;25:203-211.
Safety issues, particularly medication errors, are common in patients receiving home health care. This study suggests that electronic communication between physicians and home care nurses may improve medication safety.