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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Medication reconciliation and patient safety in trauma: Applicability of existing strategies.

DeAntonio JH, Leichtle SW, Hobgood S, et al. J Surg Res. 2019;246.

Trauma patients are particularly vulnerable to medication errors due to the severity of their injuries and the multiple handoffs and transitions often occurring during their hospital stay. This article reviewed existing medication reconciliation strategies and found that many have poor accuracy, can be costly and time-consuming, and may not be applicable to a trauma population.  The authors comment on the urgent need for research supporting safe and efficient medication reconciliation in trauma patients.