Published: 7 July 2017
Author(s): Suzanne van der Gaag, Marjo J.A. Janssen, Hanneke Wessemius, Carl E.H. Siegert, Fatma Karapinar-Çarkit
Issue: July 2017
Section: Letter to the Editor

Incomplete information transfer between healthcare settings could result in discontinuity in healthcare. Discrepancies between a patient's actual medication use and the medication that is listed in a patient's record are an important example [1–5]. Ashjian et al. showed that 88% of patients have one or more discrepancies in the outpatient setting [6]. Medication reconciliation can resolve unintentional discrepancies in up to 98% of patients [7]. However, medication reconciliation is not implemented broadly in the outpatient setting.


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