Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Last updated: December 2011
How to cite this document:
How-to Guide: Prevent Adverse Drug Events by Implementing Medication Reconciliation. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2011. (Available at www.ihi.org)
This How-to Guide 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.