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Effect of an Electronic Medication Reconciliation Intervention on Adverse Drug Events: A Cluster Randomized Trial

Tamblyn R, Abrahamowicz M, Buckeridge DL, Bustillo M, Forster AJ, Girard N, Habib B, Hanley J, Huang A, Kurteva S, Lee TC, Meguerditchian AN, Moraga T, Motulsky A, Petrella L, Weir DL, Winslade N. Effect of an Electronic Medication Reconciliation Intervention on Adverse Drug Events: A Cluster Randomized Trial. JAMA Netw Open. Sep 4, 2019;2(9):e1910756.

Medication reconciliation aims to prevent adverse events after hospital discharge. In this cluster randomized trial, researchers evaluated the impact of an electronic medication reconciliation intervention involving automatic integration of community drug data and found that this process reduced medication discrepancies but did not reduce adverse events.