TITLE

Medication reconciliation standards on track for July

AUTHOR(S)
Traynor, Kate
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;3/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p368
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports the revised version of the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG), to be put into effect from July, 2011, which will downsize the current medication reconciliation requirements from the Joint Commission. It discusses the 5 elements of performance in the current NPSG, and mentions a white paper endorsed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP), which emphasizes the importance of medication reconciliation as an element of patient safety.
ACCESSION #
58638851

 

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