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Authors

  1. SETTER, STEPHEN M. PHARMD, DVM
  2. CORBETT, CYNTHIA F. PHD, RN
  3. NEUMILLER, JOSHUA J. PHARMD

Abstract

During times of transition, the pharmaceutical care patients receive is often suboptimal and wrought with danger. Home healthcare nurses play a pivotal and important role in providing transitional care to patients by identifying and resolving medication discrepancies. Nurses must partner with pharmacists, physicians, and others involved with care transitions to decrease the likelihood of patients experiencing untoward health consequences associated with medications.

 

"Care transitions is a team sport, and yet all too often we don't know who our teammates are, or how they can help."

 

-Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH (2009).