Improving Hospital Discharge Through Medication Reconciliation and Education
Mark Williams, M.D., Emory University, Atlanta, GA
AHRQ Grant No. HS015882-01
This project implements a "discharge bundle" consisting of medication reconciliation, patient-centered hospital discharge education, and post discharge continuity checks. This intervention improves the safety of patient discharges from the hospital by increasing patients' understanding of their illness and treatment and fostering continuity of care. The toolkit contains such resources as:
- Medication reconciliation forms.
- A checklist for discharge patient education.
- A checklist for a post-discharge continuity check as well as suggestions for successful implementation.
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, quality and safety professionals, patients, caregivers..
Health Care Setting
Hospital care units, pharmacies.
Toolkit Web Site
AHRQ Awards More Than $8 Million To Further Implementation of Evidence-Based Patient Safety Findings
June 8, 2005
Impact Case Studies
Society of Hospital Medicine — Posted July 2010