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Journal Article > Commentary
Cohen MR. Hosp Pharm. 2006;41:1148-1151.
This monthly report discussed medication reconciliation and community pharmacists, look-alike and sound-alike problems, and automated dispensing cabinet stocking errors.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Web site. March 20, 2006.
This article reviews the importance of medication reconciliation, discusses the difficulties of building the process into patient care, and shares stories from hospitals that have successfully implemented programs.
Thompson CA. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2005;62:1528-1532.
This article reports on the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' medication reconciliation goal and the problems hospitals may encounter when implementing a medication reconciliation program.
Journal Article > Study
Pedersen CA, Schneider PJ, Scheckelhoff DJ. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008;65:827-843.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) offers policy positions, statements, and guidelines to ensure safe inpatient medication administration. This study highlights their findings from a survey of more than 1200 pharmacy directors across the country. Major trends identified since past administrations of the same survey include a gradual decline in use of the formulary system, an increase in the use of clinical practice guidelines, a growth in methods to improve prescribing practices, and rapid changes in practice driven by accreditation standards. The authors conclude that pharmacists are responding to changes in the health care system and driving efforts to improve medication use.