Medication reconciliation standards on track for July

Traynor, Kate
March 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;3/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p368
Academic Journal
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.


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