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Medication Reconciliation pilot program in a community hospital emergency department provided by fourth professional-year pharmacy students

  • Presented at ASHP Midyear 2013
  • Mark Rogers, PharmD, CDOE, CVDOE / Brian Musiak, PharmD, MBA / Julie Barber, PharmD / Russell Dunn, PharmD / Justin Adams, PharmD Candidate


Accurate medication reconciliation is a crucial first step in the hospital admission process. Omitted or incorrectly added medications have both clinical and financial implications. The hospital trialed the use of sixth-year pharmacy students to assist the medication reconciliation process in the emergency department (ED). The goal was to identify potential barriers to adequate medication reconciliation, to help overcome these barriers, and to reduce potential harm to the patient.


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