Medicine reconciliation: An evaluation of hospital discharge discrepancies in one UK primary care trust
- At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
- Type: Poster
- By: HAMMAD, Eman (University of East Anglia, Medication Management, Norwich, United Kingdom)
- Co-author(s): Battacharya, D. (University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom)
Walton, C. (NHS Norfolk, Norwich, United Kingdom)
Wood, J. (University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom)
Wright, D. (University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom)
Patient transition between healthcare settings is responsible for 50% of all medication errors in the USA
and for 7,070 medication error reports between 2003 and 2007 in the UK.
The study aim is to estimate the extent of discharge discrepancies and their potential for patient harm.
14 UK medical practices
Hospital The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.