Varkey P, Resar RK. Medication reconciliation implementation in an academic center. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2006 Sep-Oct;21(5):293-235.
The authors describe the evolution and implementation of the inpatient medication reconciliation process at Mayo Clinic, an academic tertiary care center based in Rochester, Minnesota, composed of 3 integrated hospitals, receiving 60,000 admissions per year to a total of 1,951 beds. A pilot project was initiated and tested in the family medicine hospital service in April 2005. As the pilot project was implemented, several key concepts surfaced as being critical for expansion to the whole organization.