Pharmacist- versus physician-initiated admission medication reconciliation: impact on adverse drug events.

@article{Mergenhagen2012PharmacistVP,
  title={Pharmacist- versus physician-initiated admission medication reconciliation: impact on adverse drug events.},
  author={Kari A. Mergenhagen and Sharon S Blum and Anne J Kugler and Elayne E Livote and Jonathan R. Nebeker and Michael Ott and Daniel Signor and Soojin Sung and Jessica Yeh and Kenneth S. Boockvar},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={242-50}
}
BACKGROUND Medication reconciliation (MR) has proven to be a problematic task for many hospitals to accomplish. It is important to know the clinical impact of physician- versus pharmacist-initiated MR in the resource-limited hospital environment. METHODS This quasi-experimental study took place from December 2005 to February 2006 at an urban US Veterans Affairs hospital. MR was implemented on 2 similar general medical units: one received physician-initiated MR and the other received… CONTINUE READING