Accreditation

Q&A with Kurt Patton: Who should perform med rec at transfer?

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, February 1, 2007

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Who should perform med rec at transfer?

Q: We are struggling with our medication reconciliation process at the time of transfer. Who, specifically, has to perform transfer reconciliation? Do the sending unit and physician reconcile medications, and then the receiving unit and physician reconcile again?

A: The requirement for transfer reconciliation only applies when the hospital is transferring the patient to a different level of care. For example, if the patient is moved from a regular unit to the intensive care unit, or from regular to extended care.

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