How-to Guide: Prevent Adverse Drug Events (Medication Reconciliation) — Rural Hospitals Supplement

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

This How-to Guide specifically tailored for rural hospitals describes key evidence-based care components to prevent adverse drug events (ADEs) by implementing medication reconciliation at all transitions in care (at admission, transfer, and discharge), describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement. The guide was initially developed as part of IHI's 5 Million Lives Campaign.​

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