Monthly Multidisciplinary Patient Safety Conferences Improve Hospital Staff Perceptions of Organization's Safety Culture and Increase Reporting of Adverse Events
Monthly patient safety conferences that allow clinicians and all levels of staff to openly discuss adverse events improved staff perceptions of the organization's safety culture and increased the reporting of such events.
County-Based Accountable Care Organization for Medicaid Enrollees Features Shared Risk, Electronic Data Sharing, and Various Improvement Initiatives, Leading to Lower Utilization and Costs
A county-based accountable care organization integrates medical, behavioral, and social services and assigns a care coordinator to newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries to promote use of appropriate services, leading to fewer readmissions and emergency department visits and lower costs.
Community Collaborative Improves Accuracy of Medication Lists for Elderly Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting
Aurora Health Care spearheaded a community-wide medication reconciliation initiative, involving health care consumers, providers, pharmacists, and community stakeholders, to improve the accuracy of elderly patients' medication lists.
Electronic Medical Record–Based System Featuring "Soft" and "Hard" Stops Significantly Improves Completion of Medication Reconciliation
An electronic medical record–based system features "soft" and "hard" stop functions designed to ensure that clinicians perform medication reconciliation, leading to a rapid, significant, and sustained increase in adherence rates.
Nurse Practitioner–Led Transitional Care Program Does Not Reduce Readmissions During Period Between Discharge and Followup Appointment
A nurse practitioner–led service to bridge the gap in care for recently discharged patients awaiting a followup appointment did not reduce the rate of unplanned readmissions.
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Admission Orders for Medications Prior to Admission
This worksheet can be used to reconcile a patient's current medications and allergies at admission to a hospital.
Discharge Medication Prescription Form
Medication Reconciliation Review
This form serves to update all prescriptions at the time of discharge, reconcile all existing and new medications, and inform patients of their medication instructions post-discharge.
The Medication Reconciliation Review tool provides step-by-step instructions for conducting a review of closed patient records to identify errors related to unreconciled medications. Organizations that are considering creating a medication reconciliation process can use this tool to establish a baseline of errors from unreconciled medications and to build a case for the importance of having a reconciliation process in place.
Medication Reconciliation Essential Data Specifications
This resource can help health care providers collect, communicate, and manage critical information needed for medication reconciliation when patients move from one practice setting or level of care to another.
Medication Reconciliation: Bridging Communications Across the Continuum of Care
The medication reconciliation process and associated materials reconciles a patient's home medications with the medications he/she receives in the hospital, plus any medication changes ordered at discharge. The process reduces medication errors and improves patient safety by ensuring that the patient understands his/her medication regimen and that all caregivers across the continuum of care have accurate and up-to-date information.