In this single site study, med rec lists obtained by triage nurses was routinely inaccurate; although they were completed 92% of the time, 37% contained discrepancies, 38% were on nonprescription medications that were not listed, and 28% were on additional medications that were not listed. Accurate medication reconciliation is a time consuming process, that often requires multiple inputs (family, pharmacy, PCP) and is very challenging, especially in an ED triage setting (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.