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Invited Commentary
July 23, 2012

Medication Reconciliation: Comment on “Hospital-Based Medication Reconciliation Practices”

Author Affiliations

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).

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(14):1069-1070. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2667

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.

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