Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation

Contact information: NHS England, UK
Lynne Caley,
Originally developed by: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Country of origin: Maryland, USA
Year of development: 2012
Last updated: 2012
Next update: No information available
Available in the following languages: English

Type of tool: tool for promotion of a safety culture

Short description

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.

Target audience

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.