Pharmacy technicians obtaining medication histories within the emergency department

April 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 7, p512
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of pharmacy technicians in obtaining medication histories to improve the accuracy of medication reconciliation process in the emergency department. It infers that pharmacists offers a reasonable solution because of their familiarity to medications. It says that technicians spent 27 minutes to collect detailed medication history of each patient. Results of a survey conducted on physicians showed that technicians improved medication reconciliation process.


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