Improving medication safety during hospital-based transitions of care

Cleve Clin J Med. 2015 Jun;82(6):351-60. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.82a.14025.

Abstract

Medication errors are common during transitions of care such as hospital admission and discharge. Problems range from minor discrepancies to actual patient harm. A systematic routine for medication reconciliation can minimize errors, thereby preventing adverse drug events and improving patient safety.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Medication Errors / prevention & control*
  • Medication Reconciliation / methods*
  • Patient Discharge / standards*
  • Patient Safety / standards
  • Transitional Care / organization & administration*