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Med rec survey highlights compliance trouble spots

Quality Improvement Report, April 1, 2008

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Originally introduced as a National Patient Safety Goal by The Joint Commission in 2005, medication reconciliation remains a challenge for many hospitals.

HCPro recently surveyed 43 facilities to find out what methods, policies, and procedures most healthcare facilities use to implement the medication reconciliation process. Most are healthcare facilities in urban (44%) and rural (40%) settings, with the minority in suburban (16%) settings. Most are smaller facilities, with fewer than 150 beds (63%).

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