Medication Reconciliation: A Complex Process

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Ana Campos de Sousa - Corresponding Author

Ana Campos de Sousa [anarafaelasousa2009@gmail.com]
Rua Campo da Feira, Santa Maria Maior, 5400-159 Chaves, Portugal

Abstract

Demographic aging, multiple pathologies and polymedication reinforce the importance of medication reconciliation: a complex and continuous process that aims to keep the medication list updated and complete during the various transitions between patient care. Patient safety is a main goal of medication reconciliation, which implies the prevention of medication errors, risks and possible injury associated with them, such as duplication, omission or drug interactions. This article is a reflection on the importance of medication reconciliation, its implications for the patient's health, the risks associated with its non-compliance as well as possible solutions and adaptations of health care required to quality in health.

Keywords: Health Care Quality; Medication Errors; Medication Reconciliation

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Campos de Sousa A. Medication Reconciliation: A Complex Process. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2022 Jan. 14 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];9(3):240-3. Available from: https://gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/551
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