Figure 8: Medication Reconciliation Process Physician Focus Group—Interview Questions

Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation

Medication Reconciliation Process
Physician Focus Group—Interview Questions

The medication reconciliation process requires several steps upon admission, transfer, and discharge to ensure patient safety. Physicians, nurses, and pharmacists each have individual responsibilities for certain steps within the process.

  1. In your own words, please describe what the medication reconciliation process means.
  2. As a physician, please describe your specific role and responsibility in the medication reconciliation process:
    1. When the patient is admitted.
    2. If a patient is transferred within the hospital.
    3. When the patient is discharged.
  3. How did you learn about your role in the medication reconciliation process? Did you feel this was an effective method of communication/education?
  4. Were you ever trained on how to document and update home medications in [insert the name of your form/"One Source of Truth"]? If so, please describe the type of training you received. Do you feel this method of communication and education was effective? Why or why not?
  5. (If the answer to the first part of question 4 was no, skip question 5.) Since your training, have you been consistently documenting and updating home medications in the [insert the name of your form/"One Source of Truth"]? Why or why not?

Current as of August 2012
Internet Citation: Figure 8: Medication Reconciliation Process Physician Focus Group—Interview Questions: Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation. August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/match/matchfig8.html