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Robert J. Weber, PharmD, MS; February 2010
An elderly woman presented to the emergency department following a hip fracture. Although the patient's medication bottles were used to generate a medication list, one of the dosages was transcribed incorrectly. Because the patient then received four times her regular dose, her surgery was delayed due to cardiac side effects.
Journal Article > Study
Boockvar KS, Carlson Lacorte H, Giambanco V, Fridman B, Siu A. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2006;4:236-243.
The investigators examined the effect of pharmacist-conducted medication reconciliation on the occurrence of discrepancy-related adverse drug events for patients returning to nursing homes after a hospital stay.