Published: 4 October 2017
Author(s): Elien B. Uitvlugt, Regina Suijker, Marjo J.A. Janssen, Carl E.H. Siegert, Fatma Karapinar-Çarkit
Issue: October 2017
Section: Letter to the Editor

Transitions from one care setting to another is a well known risk factor for medication errors [1]. Inaccurate or delayed information transfer between settings could lead to serious harm to patients. Coleman et al. reported more readmissions in patients with incomplete medication lists versus patients with an accurate and complete list (14.3% versus 6.1%) [2]. In order to improve the transfer of medication related information, a guideline was drafted by the Dutch healthcare inspectorate, similar to guidelines that have been published internationally [3,4,5].

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