Friday, May 6, 2011

Medication Discrepancies: The Problem and the Solutions

Check out this awesome video created by an INQRI grantee team led by Cindy Corbett and Stephen Setter.

In their INQRI project, they used information technology to help home care nurses more efficiently and effectively identify and resolve medication discrepancies as patients transitioned from the hospital to home. Researchers evaluated whether the intervention had an impact on patients' emergency department visits during the first month after hospital discharge. The intervention group participants had fewer emergency department visits during the first 30 days after the index hospitalization. These findings demonstrate both the importance and the complexity of medication information transfer during care transitions from hospital to home.

Medication Discrepancies (3 Minutes) from Washington State University on Vimeo.

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