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Medication reconciliation program

jessievenegas Jessie Venegas — 11/01/2009

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic researchers developed a medication reconciliation (MR) intervention program for outpatient primary care settings that improved the accuracy of medication lists in the practice’s electronic medical records (EMRs) relative to patient reports of actual prescription and nonprescription drugs and supplements used. The intervention included communicating with patients so that they were better prepared to provide information about their medications at the time of the visit, as well as provider education on the importance of MR and methods to improve documentation through patient-provider collaboration. The intervention significantly reduced the frequency of instances when a medication list was completely absent from the medical record (from 26 percent to 6 percent) and the prevalence of medication discrepancies, which fell by more than 50 percent.


Goals Prevention:
Funding for detection programs
Goals Detection:
Shows new evidence on the importance of early detection, including guidelines of effective practices
Goals Treatment:
Develop basic elements for an integrated health system , Strengthens cooperative local groups to provide integral services , Promotes the appropriate use of medicines , It facilitates the management by processes , Emphasizes the care of pluri-pathological and fragile patients
Goals self-management:
Refocuses the health system to support self-management , Promotes patient involvement in planning services , Improving support services with an emphasis on peer support, the disabled and carers







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