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The key questions of medicine reconciliation

Medicines (Reducing harm)
16 May 2012

Authors from the University of Toronto take a closer look at medicine reconciliation in this Healthcare Quarterly article. They believe that the medicine reconciliation process is all too often regarded as a superficial administrative accounting task and argue that to reduce the harm caused by medication errors hospitals should invest in a more robust and effective strategy.

In this article they focus on the key practical questions regarding elements of an effective medicine reconciliation process:

  • What it should consist of.
  • Where and when it should occur.
  • Who should carry it out.
  • How hospitals should implement it.

Click here to read the article.