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A Systems-Based Medication Reconciliation Process

With Implications for Home Healthcare

Myrka, Anne BS Pharm, MAT, BCPS; Butterfield, Sara RN, BSN, CPHQ; B., Goss J. RPh, PhD; Amin, Piyush RPh, PharmD; Ambrosy, Susan RN, MSN; Woellmer, Cynthia RN, BSN; Glock, Shelly LNHA, MBA

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Home Healthcare Nurse: The Journal for the Home Care and Hospice Professional 29(10):p 624-635, November 2011. | DOI: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e31823454e5


This article describes the medication reconciliation process applied on hospital discharge of patients to home with home care services within Seton Health System, an integrated health delivery network located in Troy, New York. The project, which was not research based, was characterized by an intensive pharmacotherapeutic medication reconciliation at hospital discharge by the hospital-based pharmacist with continued pharmacist support available to home healthcare nurses collaboratively at the time of start of care and resumption of care. The goal of this process was to identify and resolve medication-related problems and reduce hospital readmissions.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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