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Assessment of patient medication adherence, medical record accuracy, and medication blood concentrations for prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Sutherland JJ, Morrison RD, McNaughton CD, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1:e184196.
Maintaining accurate medication lists in the medical record and ensuring patient medication adherence remains an ongoing challenge. In this cross-sectional study, researchers tested the use of a mass spectrometry assay to identify medication adherence among 1346 patients across 3 different care settings. Mass spectrometry testing revealed discrepancies between medications listed as prescribed in the electronic health record and what patients were actually taking. The authors suggest that the use of such testing may be helpful in improving both the accuracy of medication lists and medication adherence.
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Clancy CM. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 1, 2009.
This column offers advice for consumers on what personal health and medical information to prepare before going to the emergency department.