Potential risk of medication discrepancies and reconciliation errors at admission and discharge from an inpatient medical service.

@article{ClimenteMart2010PotentialRO,
  title={Potential risk of medication discrepancies and reconciliation errors at admission and discharge from an inpatient medical service.},
  author={M{\'o}nica Climente-Mart{\'i} and Elda R Garc{\'i}a-Ma{\~n}{\'o}n and Arturo Artero-Mora and Nicol{\'a}s V{\'i}ctor Jim{\'e}nez-Torres},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={1747-54}
}
BACKGROUND Medication discrepancies, defined as unexplained variations among drug regimens at care transitions, are common. Some are unintended and cause reconciliation errors that are potentially detrimental for patients. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of medication discrepancies and reconciliation errors at admission and discharge in hospitalized patients and explore risk factors for reconciliation errors and their potential clinical impact. METHODS An observational prospective… CONTINUE READING