Reconciliation of Patient and Provider Medication Lists Reduces Discrepancies and Enhances Medication Safety in Physician Clinics
Reconciling patient and provider medication lists reduces discrepancies, leading to enhanced medication safety and high levels of patient and provider satisfaction in the outpatient setting.
Redesigned Inpatient Care Model Increases Quality and Patient Satisfaction, Reduces Costs and Length of Stay
A redesigned inpatient care model based on Toyota Production System principles uses daily multidisciplinary clinical team visits, individualized care plans, and facility and staffing changes to reduce costs and average length of stay and improve adherence to recommended care processes, nurse productivity, and patient, staff, and physician satisfaction.
Collaborative Medication Reconciliation Significantly Reduces Errors and Readmissions in Patients Discharged to Nursing Homes
A collaborative medication review process involving physicians, nurses, and pharmacists virtually eliminates medication errors and significantly reduces readmissions in patients discharged to a nursing home.
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.
Pharmacy Clinics Help Low-Income, Elderly Individuals Access Medications, Leading to Better Adherence and Lower Costs
Pharmacists, pharmacy students or residents, and volunteers conduct clinics at primary care practices that help elderly, low-income patients access appropriate, cost-effective medications.
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Five Steps to Safer Health Care: Patient Fact Sheet
This patient fact sheet provides steps patients can follow to get safer health care.
How to Create a Pill Card
This guide will help patients, parents, or anyone who has a hard time keeping track of their medicines create an easy-to-use "pill card."
Medication Safety Reconciliation Toolkit
The Medication Reconciliation Tool Kit helps hospitals establish and implement a standardized medication reconciliation process. The tool kit provides guidance, sample forms, and tips.
Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation
This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to improving the medication reconciliation process.
This Web site, for health care providers, offers “how to” resources on using technology to assist care coordination and improve the independence of older adults.