Author Affiliations: Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation and VA Office of Rural Health, Veterans Rural Health Resource Center-Central Region, Iowa City VA Healthcare System, Iowa City, Iowa, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City (Dr Kaboli); and Department of Pharmacy, University Health Network, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto and University of Toronto Centre for Patient Safety, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Dr Fernandes).
Medication reconciliation, in some form or another, is now standard of care in most hospitals and an expectation of The Joint Commission and Accreditation Canada. In their systematic review of hospital-based medication reconciliation practices, Mueller et al1 offer a useful reminder of the literature supporting this widespread adoption and suggest some future challenges.
Kaboli PJ, Fernandes O. Medication ReconciliationComment on “Hospital-Based Medication Reconciliation Practices”. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1069–1070. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2667