Standard Implementation Protocol for Medication Reconciliation
It is well known that adverse drug events (ADE) are a leading cause of injury and death in healthcare and that communication problems between settings of care are a significant factor in their occurrence. The safe use of medications in treating patients requires knowledge and consideration of all the medications that the patient is currently taking or receiving in order to avoid omissions, duplications, dosing errors, and potential adverse interactions with new drugs being prescribed. The WHO High5s medication reconciliation SOP covers implementing medication reconciliation on admission, at internal transfer and on discharge from hospital.
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