|Contact information:||NHS England, UK
|Originally developed by:||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality|
|Country of origin:||Maryland, USA|
|Year of development:||2012|
|Next update:||No information available|
|Available in the following languages:||English|
Type of tool: tool for promotion of a safety culture
This toolkit will help you evaluate the effectiveness of any existing medication reconciliation process in your institution, as well as identify and respond to any gaps. It promotes a successful approach to medication management and reconciliation, emphasising standardisation of the process for doctors, nurses and pharmacists within the hospital. It aims to document and confirm a patient’s home medication list upon admission, ensuring that the most accurate, complete medication history is documented for each patient; all the inpatient and home medications are reconciled, and the information is accessible to the entire health team.
Doctors, nurses, pharmacists
|Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)|
Applicable in all healthcare settings
|Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice|
Developed within a research context and widely tested and evaluated. Furthermore the toolkit is regularly used in practice.