Unintentional discontinuation of long-term medications: Comparison of intensive-care-unit and other settings

Ghosheh, Feras; Hamid, Fadi; Abu Ruwaida, Waseem; Hermanns, David; Roberts, Shauna
July 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 14, p1141
Academic Journal
The article discusses the unintentional discontinuation of long-term medications in intensive-care-unit (ICU) and other settings in the U.S. The study suggests that patients are admitted to the ICU are at risk for medication discrepancy when discharged than those who are admitted to the other hospital areas. It reveals the significance of admission-discharge medication lists reconciliation to patients admitted to an ICU.


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