Medication reconciliation at hospital admission and discharge: insufficient knowledge, unclear task reallocation and lack of collaboration as major barriers to medication safety

@inproceedings{Sluisveld2012MedicationRA,
  title={Medication reconciliation at hospital admission and discharge: insufficient knowledge, unclear task reallocation and lack of collaboration as major barriers to medication safety},
  author={Nelleke van Sluisveld and Marieke Zegers and Stephanie Natsch and Hub C. H. Wollersheim},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Medication errors are a leading cause of patient harm. Many of these errors result from an incomplete overview of medication either at a patient's referral to or at discharge from the hospital. One solution is medication reconciliation, a formal process in which health care professionals partner with patients to ensure an accurate and complete transfer of medication information at interfaces of care. In 2007, the Dutch government compelled hospitals to implement a bundle concerning… CONTINUE READING
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