Medication Reconciliation in Acute Care
Over the last decade, many studies have proven that adverse drug events are a common occurance in our healthcare system. More than half of the medication errors that occur in hospitals happen during transitions in care.1 Poor communication during these transitions play a large role in their occurence. The Canadian Adverse Events Study found drug and fluid related adverse events to be the second most common type reported.2
Medication reconciliation is important to reduce the risk of medication errors across the health continuum. It’s about empowering health care providers to work together with patients and other caregivers to ensure accurate medication information is documented and communicated consistently between care settings.
Imagine if you could reduce the number of these adverse drug events. With medication reconciliation…you can!