Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation – AHRQ – December 2011

Posted on December 12, 2011. Filed under: Patient Safety, Pharmacy | Tags: |

Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation – AHRQ – December 2011

AHRQ = Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

“Medication reconciliation is a complex process that impacts all patients as they move through all health care settings. The process involves comparison of a patient’s current medication regimen against a physician’s admission, transfer, or discharge orders to identify discrepancies. Study data show that an effective process can detect and avert most medication discrepancies, potentially avoiding a large number of adverse drug events and related costs for care of affected patients.

This toolkit is based on the Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Web site. MATCH was developed by Gary Noskin, M.D., and Kristine Gleason, R.Ph., of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, through the support of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grant No. 5 U18 HS015886 and collaboration between Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The Joint Commission.

This toolkit incorporates the experiences and lessons learned by health care facilities that have implemented the MATCH strategies to improve their medication reconciliation processes.”

 

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