Medication Reconciliation in the Hospital: What, Why, Where, When, Who and How?
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.