Do Combined Pharmacist and Prescriber Efforts on Medication Reconciliation Reduce Postdischarge Patient Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Readmissions?

  title={Do Combined Pharmacist and Prescriber Efforts on Medication Reconciliation Reduce Postdischarge Patient Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Readmissions?},
  author={Michelle Baker and Chaim M. Bell and Wei Xiong and Edward E. Etchells and Peter G. Rossos and Kaveh G. Shojania and Kelly Lane and Tim Tripp and Mary Lam and Kimindra Tiwana and Derek Leong and Gary G Wong and Jin-Hyeun Huh and Emily Lap Sum Musing and Olavo A Fernandes},
  journal={Journal of Hospital Medicine},
BACKGROUND Although medication reconciliation (Med Rec) has demonstrated a reduction in potential adverse drug events, its effect on hospital readmissions remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of an interprofessional Med Rec bundle from admission to discharge on patient emergency department visits and hospital readmissions (hospital visits). METHODS The design was a retrospective, cohort study. Patients discharged from general internal medicine over a 57-month interval were… 

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