Management of long-term hypothyroidism: a potential marker of quality of medicines reconciliation in the intensive care unit.

@article{Barrett2012ManagementOL,
  title={Management of long-term hypothyroidism: a potential marker of quality of medicines reconciliation in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Nicholas A. Barrett and Andrew Jones and Craig Whiteley and Sarah Yassin and Catherine A McKenzie},
  journal={The International journal of pharmacy practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={303-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Significant errors can be made during medication prescribing, dispensing and administration. One source of error and potential for harm is unintentional omission. Medicines reconciliation seeks to reduce the impact of this between transfer of care. In long-term hypothyroidism, patients are dependent upon levothyroxine and there are few contraindications to its prescription. We considered levothyroxine prescription in long-term hypothyroidism as a marker of medicines reconciliation on… CONTINUE READING
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