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Technical patient safety solutions for medicines reconciliation on admission of adults to hospital 

Best practice
Abstract: 
The aim of medicines reconciliation on hospital admission is to ensure that medicines prescribed on admission correspond to those that the patient was taking before admission. Details to be recorded include the name of the medicine(s), dosage, frequency, and route of administration. Establishing these details may involve discussion with the patient and/or carers and the use of records from primary care. This does not include medicines review.
Authors: 
Joint NPSA-NICE guidance
Category: 
Prevention