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Kennelty KA, Chewning B, Wise M
Barriers and facilitators of medication reconciliation processes for recently discharged patients from community pharmacists' perspectives.
The objectives of this study were to: 1) examine the barriers and facilitators community pharmacists face when reconciling medications for recently discharged patients; and 2) identify pharmacists’ preferred content and modes of information transfer regarding updated medication information for recently discharged patients. It found that major individual-level factors affecting the medication reconciliation process included: pharmacists’ perceived responsibility, relationships, patient perception of pharmacist, and patient characteristics.
Citation: Kennelty KA, Chewning B, Wise M . Barriers and facilitators of medication reconciliation processes for recently discharged patients from community pharmacists' perspectives. Res Social Adm Pharm 2015 Jul-Aug;11(4):517-30. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.10.008..
Keywords: Hospital Discharge, Medication, Patient Safety, Provider: Pharmacist