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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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What is Medication Reconciliation?

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Medication reconciliation impacts all patients at NMH who receive medications.

  • A systematic process to decrease medication errors and associated patient harm by:
    • Obtaining, confirming and documenting the patient's complete list of medications upon admission
    • Comparing and screening this list against the medications prescribed
    • Reconciling (resolving) unintended medication discrepancies
    • Communicating an updated medication list, highlighting any changes, to the patient and next provider of service upon discharge
  • The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal #8

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