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Impact of Pharmacist Facilitated Discharge Medication Reconciliation
AbstractPreventable adverse drug events occur frequently at transitions in care and are a problem for many patients following hospital discharge. Many of these problems can be attributed to poor medication reconciliation. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact that direct pharmacist involvement in the discharge medication reconciliation process had on medication discrepancies, patient outcomes, and satisfaction. A cohort study of 70 patients was designed to assess the impact of pharmacist facilitated discharge medication reconciliation at a 204-bed community hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA. Discharge summaries were analyzed to compare patients who received standard discharge without pharmacist involvement to those having pharmacist involvement. The total number of discrepancies in the group without pharmacist involvement was significantly higher than that of the pharmacist facilitated group.
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Super, T.M.; Phillips, S.W.; Coffey, R.P.; Patterson, S.A. Impact of Pharmacist Facilitated Discharge Medication Reconciliation. Pharmacy 2014, 2, 222-230.View more citation formats
Super TM, Phillips SW, Coffey RP, Patterson SA. Impact of Pharmacist Facilitated Discharge Medication Reconciliation. Pharmacy. 2014; 2(3):222-230.Chicago/Turabian Style
Super, Todd M.; Phillips, Shaun W.; Coffey, Robert P.; Patterson, Sean A. 2014. "Impact of Pharmacist Facilitated Discharge Medication Reconciliation." Pharmacy 2, no. 3: 222-230.