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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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JCAHO Reconciliation

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  • 63% of reported medication errors that resulted in injury caused by communication problems
  • 50% of those avoidable through medication reconciliation
  • Recommendation:
    • Put the medication list in a highly visible place ...
    • Reconcile medications at each visit
      • physicians, nurses should be involved.
    • Provide patient with a complete list of medications.

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