Frank Jørgensen, Cand. Pharm, MSc, President of the Norwegion Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Haukeland Hospital Pharmacy, Norway
Medicines reconciliation – is there a best practice to obtain correct medicines lists at admission to hospital?(20 minutes presentation on 21/02/2018
Studies have shown that for up to 80% of patients there is one or more discrepancies between the list of medicines obtained at admission and the patient´s actual list of medicines. Many approaches have been developed aimed at obtaining correct lists of medicines.
- know what medicines reconciliation is
- be familiar with the most prevalent approaches to medicines reconciliation
- be familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches
- be able to reflect on which elements to address in order to develop a best practice of medicines reconciliation in their own settings