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A Framework for the Evaluation of Medication Errors in the Inpatient Setting

  title={A Framework for the Evaluation of Medication Errors in the Inpatient Setting},
  author={Alaina J Kessler},


Hospital-based medication reconciliation practices: a systematic review.
R rigorously designed studies comparing different inpatient medication reconciliation practices and their effects on clinical outcomes are scarce and higher-quality studies are needed to determine the most effective approaches. Expand
Results of the Medications At Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Study: An Analysis of Medication Reconciliation Errors and Risk Factors at Hospital Admission
Over one-third of the patients in this study had a medication error at admission, and of these patients, 85% had errors originate in their medication histories, which should focus on older patients with a large number of medications. Expand
Medication discrepancies affecting senior patients at hospital admission.
Inconsistencies between patients’ admission orders and home medication regimens may occur.[1][1]–[9][2] The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) recognizes thatExpand
Frequency, type and clinical importance of medication history errors at admission to hospital: a systematic review
Improved physician training, accessible community pharmacy databases and closer teamwork between patients, physicians and pharmacists could reduce the frequency of medication history errors at hospital admission. Expand
Standardization as a mechanism to improve safety in health care.
Standardization efforts to increase uniformity of practice are worth considering in other practice areas to increase safety and possibly reduce costs. Expand
The completeness of medication histories in hospital medical records of patients admitted to general internal medicine wards.
The medication history in the hospital medical record is often incomplete, as 25% of the prescription drugs in use is not recorded and 61% of all patients has one of more drugs not registered. Expand
Costs of medical injuries in Utah and Colorado.
The costs of adverse events were similar to the national costs of caring for people with HIV/AIDS, and totaled 4.8% of per capita health care expenditures in these states. Expand
The Accuracy of Medication Histories in the Hospital Medical Records of Elderly Persons
The accuracy of medication histories recorded in hospital medical records of 122 persons over the age of 65 at three sites was evaluated, comparing the written record to a structured history obtained from the patient by the research staff. Expand
Effectiveness of a pharmacist-acquired medication history in promoting patient safety.
  • Tina M Nester, L. Hale
  • Medicine
  • American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2002
Data Shows Reduction in Medicare Hospital Readmission Rates During 2012
Readmission rates at hospitals participating in the P4P program have been, on average, consistently lower than the rates at non-participating hospitals within all size categories except for the very smallest and largest hospitals, but rates at both participant and nonparticipant hospitals fell in 2012. Expand