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Medication Reconciliation

"Medication Reconciliation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The formal process of obtaining a complete and accurate list of each patient's current home medications including name, dosage, frequency, and route of administration, and comparing admission, transfer, and/or discharge medication orders to that list. The reconciliation is done to avoid medication errors.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Medication Reconciliation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Medication Reconciliation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 79 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2016
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.