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Staff Challenge: National Patient Safety Goals

Accreditation Insider, August 19, 2014

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An important objective of medication reconciliation is to resolve discrepancies between home medications and the medications being ordered in the hospital. Name five examples of a discrepancy.

Answer: The following are examples of discrepancies:
•    Medications that may have been omitted
•    Any duplications
•    Any contraindications
•    Unclear or confusing orders or information and clarifying
•    Unclear appropriateness of changes
 



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