Pharmacist Discharge Medication Reconciliation Study
Adverse drug events can occur commonly due to medication errors during the transition of care in a health care facility. Medication reconciliation is the process of comparing medications and providing an accurate medication list as a resource for prescribers, which is currently only being done upon inpatient admission at the CCI. The purpose of this study is to see if pharmacist medication reconciliation at discharge reduces unintentional medication discrepancies for inpatient discharges.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Impact of Pharmacist Discharge Medication Reconciliation on Unintentional Medication Discrepancies From Inpatient Discharges at the Alberta Cancer Board Cross Cancer Institute|
- MRS Correlation with Treatment Response. [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ]The percentage of patients with at least one unintentional medication discrepancy after discharge from the Cross Cancer Institute
- Correlation with Tumor Stage [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ]The amount of medication discrepancies after discharge that has the potential to cause moderate harm to severe harm.
- The frequency of each type of unintentional medication discrepancies.
|Study Start Date:||October 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2008|
|Cross Cancer Institute|
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2|
|Principal Investigator:||Carole Chambers, BSc. Pharmacy||Alberta Health Services|