Perioperative

Effect of Medication Reconciliation Performed by the Pharmacist on Outcomes of Medication Safety and Patient Care

Background: Medication discrepancies, defined as unexplained differences between documented medication regimens, are highly prevalent in the hospital setting and an important contributor to adverse drug events.  In the hospital setting, 27% of all prescribing errors occur [...]

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Improving Peri-Operative Glycemic Control in Patients Undergoing Total Hip and Knee Replacements (Thr/tkr)

Background: Hyperglycemia is directly associated with increased risk for infection, delayed healing, increased morbidity, mortality and increased length of stay following orthopedic surgery.  A process was developed to identify these patients pre-operatively to proactively intervene [...]

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