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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.
Journal Article > Review
Riesenberg LA, Leisch J, Cunningham JM. Am J Nurs. 2010;110:24-34.
This review assessed the literature on nursing handoffs. Although numerous strategies were anecdotally reported to be helpful, there was little empirical research to support them.
Journal Article > Study
Lin JJ, Dunn A, Moore C. Am J Med Qual. 2006;21:178-184.
This study discovered that nearly 75% of internal medicine residents reported difficulty in following up on test results, with almost one-half citing that the patient's condition deteriorated due to these delays. The authors describe the most commonly reported barriers to timely follow-up (eg, lack of a reminder system, too many competing demands) and discuss the need to address these system deficiencies.