Patient Safety & Quality: Medication Reconciliation

Medication reconciliation is the process of comparing a patient's hospital medication orders to all of the medications that the patient has been taking at home.

This reconciliation is done at hospital admission and discharge to avoid medication errors. Our patients hold a vital role as a member of the healthcare team in the medication reconciliation process. Each patient discharged to home receives an updated wallet card with a list of all their medications to take at home. This wallet card should be carried with the patient, and when admitted, will be used as the primary source for the patient's medication history

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