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Medication Reconciliation

Medication reconciliation is the process of identifying and maintaining an accurate list of all medications a patient is taking. Accurate medication reconciliation can help prevent medication errors that could seriously harm a patient. Hospitals are to adhere to a medication reconciliation protocol endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), which includes having a pharmacist review the list of medications a patient was taking at home and ensure the list matches the patient's admission and discharge orders, and report their rate of unintentional medication discrepancies per medication.

Fact sheet on Medication Reconciliation

Reporting Period 

  • Latest 6 months prior to Survey submission 

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults