Emergency department medication lists are not accurate.

@article{Caglar2011EmergencyDM,
  title={Emergency department medication lists are not accurate.},
  author={Selin Caglar and Philip L. Henneman and Fidela S j Blank and Howard A. Smithline and Elizabeth A. Henneman},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={613-6}
}
BACKGROUND Medication errors are a common source of adverse events. Errors in the home medication list may impact care in the Emergency Department (ED), the hospital, and the home. Medication reconciliation, a Joint Commission requirement, begins with an accurate home medication list. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of the ED home medication list. METHODS Prospective, observational study of patients aged > 64 years admitted to the hospital. After obtaining informed consent, a home… CONTINUE READING

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