Publications and resources relating to medicine reconciliation are listed below.
Medicine Reconciliation resources
Medicine Reconciliation literature
- Medication reconciliation during transitions of care as a patient safety strategy, Janice L. Kwan, MD*; Lisha Lo, MPH*; Margaret Sampson, MLIS, PhD; and Kaveh G. Shojania, MD.
- Positive Recognition Program Increases Compliance With Medication Reconciliation by Resident Physicians in an Outpatient Clinic, Nathan J. Neufeld et. al, Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb;28(1):40-5. doi: 10.1177/1062860612443550. Epub 2012 May 16.
- Impact of medication reconciliation on medication error rates in community hospital cardiac care units, JM Benson, G Snow, Hospital Pharmacy Dec 2012;47(12):927-932.
- Effect of Medication Reconciliation on Medication Costs After Hospital Discharge in Relation to Hospital Pharmacy Labor Costs, F Karapinar-Çarkıt, S D Borgsteede, J Zoer, P MLA van den Bemt, M van Tulder.
- Hospital-Based Medication Reconciliation Practices: A Systematic Review, S K. Mueller, K Cunningham Sponsler, S Kripalani, J L. Schnipper, Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1057-1069. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2246.
- Medication Reconciliation in the Hospital: What, Why, Where, When, Who and How?, O Fernandes, K G. Shojania, Healthcare Quarterly, 15(Special Issue) 2012: 42-49.
- Medicines prescribing, dispensing and administration, N Parsotam, J Clendon, Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand.
- The physician’s role in medication reconciliation: Issues, strategies and safety principles, American Medical Association.
Medicine reconciliation – a patient’s story
This is the story of Mrs Eileen Anderson, a bright and alert 91-year-old, referred by her GP to Palmerston North Hospital with a suspected respiratory infection. She was assessed in the Emergency Department on 5 April 2002. Her name sticker was mistakenly placed on another patient’s drug chart. Mrs Anderson was admitted to hospital and received the wrong medicines (including morphine) for 4 days before the error was detected. She did not receive her regular medicines during this time. Mrs Anderson became more and more drowsy and disoriented. Even when the error was detected, no one told Mrs Anderson’s family for three days. Mrs Anderson died two weeks later. The Coroner found that she might well have recovered had she received the correct medicines.