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Butterfield S, Stegel C, Glock S, Tartaglia D. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. May/June 2011;8:29-33.
Page D. Hosp Health Netw. 2011 Mar;85:48, 50.
This piece describes the medication reconciliation process and discusses limitations of current information technology applications.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 18, 2010;15:1-3.
This article reports results of a national survey on how "tall man" lettering has clarified high-consequence drug name confusion and includes a list of medication name pairs in such lettering.
Jt Comm Perspect. August 2010;30:6-7.
This newsletter article discusses the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) for 2011 and describes revisions of current NPSGs.
Crocker C. Nurs Times. 2009 Nov 24;105:12-15.
This article tracks the care of a United Kingdom National Health Service patient and identifies several areas for process improvement to ensure safe medication delivery.
Order scanning systems may pull multiple pages through the scanner at the same time, leading to drug omissions.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 5, 2009;14:1-3.
This article describes an unintended consequence associated with a low-tech drug order distribution method and provides recommendations to minimize the potential for missing information.
Anderson HJ. Health Data Manage. May 1, 2009;17:22.
This article discusses efforts to support medicine administration through various information technology techniques. It is second in a three-part series on patient safety and computerization.
Thompson CA. AJHP News. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66:433-434.
This news article discusses supervisory and procedural issues related to pharmacy technicians' participation in the medication reconciliation process.
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.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. September 2008;5:75-80.
This article analyzed reports of medication errors due to patient allergies and found that lack of patient or drug information contributed to many of these errors.
Most Wired Magazine. February 2008.
This article presents a moderated discussion of health care executives and industry experts on how hospitals are utilizing information technology to enhance medication safety.
Cooney E. Worcester Telegram & Gazette. January 28, 2008;Living section:E1.
This article discusses an AHRQ-funded program to study information technology tools and their ability to minimize medication errors in a geriatric patient population.
Barbella M. Drug Topics (Digital Edition). November 19, 2007.
A survey of hospital pharmacists underscores problems inherent in implementing medication reconciliation programs. The article also includes recommended solutions from survey respondents.
Georgia K, Kinney K, Pace A, Helton K. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. November/December 2007;4:40-42,44.
The authors describe the team-based process they used to improve medication management at the admission, transfer, and discharge stages of patient care at a regional trauma center.
Barbella M. Drug Topics. October 8, 2007;151:18.
This article reports how a failure to perform medication reconciliation during patient transfer led to a mother being separated from her newborn daughter for several months.
Crane AB. Hosp Health Netw. 2007 Oct;81:57-8, 60, 2.
This article describes how implementing electronic medication management and reconciliation processes can significantly reduce medication errors in the long term.
Health Manage Technol. October 2007;28:34-36.
This article outlines the challenges and successes the US Army Medical Department has experienced in its approach to implementing medication reconciliation technology.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. April 21, 2007:B1.
This article reports on the results from Joint Commission site inspections of five Boston-area hospitals.
Markel H. New York Times. February 25, 2007;4:5.
This article discusses the problems associated with taking many prescription and over-the-counter medications, as dangerous combinations may go undetected.