Greenwald JL, Halasyamani L, Greene J, et al. Making inpatient medication reconciliation patient centered, clinically relevant and implementable: A consensus statement on key principles and necessary first steps. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2010 Oct;5(8):477-485.
Given the importance of accurate and complete medication reconciliation for patient safety occurring across the continuum of care, the Society of Hospital Medicine convened a stakeholder conference in 2009 to begin to identify and address barriers to implementation, best practices, the role of partnerships with nonclinical and community organizations, and metrics to determine the impact of reconciliation on preventing harm. This paper highlights the key domains needing to be addressed and suggests first steps toward doing so.