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Journal Article > Commentary
Prospective daily review of discharge medications by pharmacists: effects on measures of safety and efficiency.
Craynon R, Hager DR, Reed M, Pawola J, Rough SS. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75:1486-1492.
Pharmacists are expanding their reach as stewards of medication safety into the front line of care. This project report describes the pilot testing of pharmacist involvement in development and review of medication orders in the discharge workflow. A substantive percentage of medication problems were prevented due to pharmacist engagement.
Journal Article > Review
Hasan SS, Thiruchelvam K, Kow CS, Ghori MU, Babar ZU. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2017;17:431-439.
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.