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According to the institute of medicine’s preventing medication errors report, the average hospitalized patient is subject to at least one medication error per day. Errors have been known to occur during admission, transfer and discharge of patients. An accurate medication history on admission is crucial and can go a long way in preventing medication reconciliation errors. Of note, more than 40% of medication errors occur from inadequate reconciliation, during admission, transfer and discharge of patients. Of these, 20% result in harm.
patient safety, internal medicine, residents, medication errors, pharmarcy
Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Banjoko, MD, Odunayo; Ogunnaike, MD, Babatunde; Amoia-Pigliacelli, PharmD, Genene; and Schneider, MD, Doron, "The ‘med history note’: A standardized method of reducing medication history errors among internal medicine residents in a teaching hospital" (2018). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters. Poster 87.