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Guidance for health and social care providers: Principles of good practice in medication reconciliation

Author: HIQA

Publication Year: 2014

Contents

1. Introduction
2. What is medication reconciliation (MR)?
3. Background to the medication reconciliation project
4. Learning points
5. Items to consider for inclusion on a checklist to facilitate MR
References
Appendix 1. Medication Reconciliation Project Advisory Group membership
Appendix 2. Examples of checklists

Description

Medication reconciliation is the process of creating and maintaining the most accurate list possible of all medications a person is taking – including drug name, dosage, frequency and route – in order to identify any discrepancies and to ensure any changes are documented and communicated, thus resulting in a complete list of medications. Medication reconciliation aims to provide patients and service users with the correct medications at all points of transfer within and between health and social care services.

Format Download
Keywords monitoring medication
Publisher HIQA
Classification monitoring medication
Pages 24
Categories: Reports, Irish Content
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