Impact of medication reconciliation on medication error rates in community hospital cardiac care units

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.

Read a summary of the article on the NHS national electronic library for medicines.

Last updated 12/02/2013