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Lefeber J. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. January/February 2014;11:26-28,30-31.
This article reveals the experience of a critical access hospital that used medication reconciliation to expand electronic health record adoption efforts. The author describes challenges hospital leaders faced and makes recommendations for organizations to consider when implementing a medication reconciliation program.
ISMP Medication Safey Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 7, 2013;18:1-3.
This newsletter article details the characteristics of successful community liaison programs, which facilitate transitions from hospital to home, and describes how such programs can reduce the risk of medication discrepancies.
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.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 13, 2006;11:1-2.
This article summarizes the results of Institute for Safe Medication Practices' (ISMP's) national survey on medication reconciliation.
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.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 21, 2005;10:1-2.
This article presents examples of medication errors caused by failed communication, briefly reviews the steps for medication reconciliation, and includes a survey to assess progress with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' patient safety goals.
Sederstrom J. Drug Topics. September 17, 2018.
Medication errors continue to be a worldwide patient safety challenge that requires both systems and individual practice strategies for improvement. This magazine article describes how pharmacists can address failures associated with processing, dosing, care transitions, and information sharing to prevent medication errors.
Daly M, Lee B. Formulary. August 8, 2013.
This article examines the value of medication reconciliation as a strategy to improve safety and reveals its potential to save costs.
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.
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.