Published in IJCP June 2018
Community medicine
Medication Reconciliation
June 04, 2018 | Kasthuri P, N Chidambaranathan, Latha Venkatesan

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) stated that preventable medication errors are the most common type of errors in healthcare. It is of fundamental significance when building a safer care continuum, as it highlights the reason for continuous and more vigilant medication reconciliation and required effort at all interfaces of care, including community. Without a robust medication reconciliation process, the potential for catastrophic outcomes remains a constant concern. Prevention of medication errors is essential through strategies that are based in evidence of medication reconciliation strategies on medication errors in community.