Medication

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BRINGING PHARMACISTS AND HOSPTIALISTS TOGETHER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO IMPROVE ADMISSION MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

Background: Adverse drug events (ADEs) result in more than 770,000 injuries and deaths each year and cost up to $5.6 million per hospital, depending on size. The hospital admission is often where the patient is [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on BRINGING PHARMACISTS AND HOSPTIALISTS TOGETHER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO IMPROVE ADMISSION MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVING MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

Background: Medication errors harm 1.5 million patients yearly, designating medication reconciliation a National Patient Safety Goal. The average hospitalized patient is subject to at least 1 medication error per day (IOM,2007), with 70% of patients [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:46+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVING MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

EXPENSIVE FREE HOSPITALIZATIONS — A NOVEL APPROACH TO REDUCING OUTPATIENT MEDICATION COST

Background: Up to forty-five percent of Americans do not fill prescriptions secondary to cost. Medication non-adherence leads to morbidity and mortality (~$100-300B annually). The majority of physicians cannot price medications within 25% of cost. Our [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:08:47+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on EXPENSIVE FREE HOSPITALIZATIONS — A NOVEL APPROACH TO REDUCING OUTPATIENT MEDICATION COST

FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ABILITY OF INPATIENTS TO RECALL THEIR OUTPATIENT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION LIST

Background: Patient understanding of prescription medication regimens is an important aspect of health literacy and inpatient medication reconciliation. There is a lack of data regarding patient knowledge of their own outpatient prescription medications. This study [...]

By | 2017-04-26T02:32:32+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ABILITY OF INPATIENTS TO RECALL THEIR OUTPATIENT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION LIST