15 Jan 2013 | Medication Safety
The results of this study, published in the NHS national electronic library for medicines, contributes to the increasing evidence that medicine reconciliation works.
The impact of medicine reconciliation on the rates of medication error in two different cardiac care units in the USA is studied. Medication error rates decreased from 7.2 percent to 3.4 percent in the study unit, while in the control unit, errors decreased from 4.3 percent to 3.3 percent. The difference in error rates were statistically significant.