J Clin Outcomes Manage
2004 Jan;11(1):26, 29-33
A practical tool to reduce medication errors during patient transfer from an intensive care unit
Pronovost P, Hobson DB, Earsing K, Lins ES, Rinke ML, Emery K, Berenholtz SM, Lipsett PA, Dorman T
The authors describe a computer-based medication reconciliation tool for verifying the appropriateness of medications for patients being admitted to and transferred from a surgical intensive care unit. Over 1 year, nurses using the tool reviewed the transfer orders of 1455 patients and detected 636 prescribing errors in 299 patients.
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