Benefits Evaluation

Impact of a Centralized Provincial Drug Profile Viewer on the Quality and Efficiency of Patient Admission Medication Reconciliation

March 11, 2016

This report investigates and evaluates whether a centralized provincial medication database, the Ontario Drug Profile Viewer (DPV), adds unique value (quality and efficiency) to a structured best possible medication history clinician process for admission medication reconciliation in elective surgery patients. The results highlight benefits such as improved quality of admission reconciliation practices by reducing discrepancies and potential adverse drug events.

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