AHRQ offers free toolkit to strengthen medication reconciliation
A free toolkit to help acute care and post-acute care facilities evaluate and improve their current medication reconciliation process is now available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/match/.
Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation can help facilities reduce patient harm due to adverse drug events or medication errors.
MATCH offers the following advantages:
- Promotes compliance with The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal for maintaining and communicating accurate patient medication information.
- Can lead to better care transitions and fewer unnecessary readmissions by helping to ensure patients receive the right medication in the right dose at the right time.
- Provides a framework to capture complete, accurate medication information through electronic health records.
- Enables building a medication reconciliation process from scratch or redesigning an existing process.
MATCH features a comprehensive work plan with procedural guidelines and flowcharts, modifiable templates, pilot-tested recommendations, and other resources to help your facility improve its medication reconciliation process step by step.
For a free toolkit, please Email AHRQpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or call 1-800-358-9295.
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