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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)
  • Abstract:



    Background


    Patient transition between healthcare settings is responsible for 50% of all medication errors in the USA
    [1]

    and for 7,070 medication error reports between 2003 and 2007 in the UK.
    [2]



    Aim


    The study aim is to estimate the extent of discharge discrepancies and their potential for patient harm.

    Settings


    14 UK medical practices

    Methods


    Hospital

    ..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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