Table 2

Number and type of health care professionals participating in medication reconciliations per hospital unit
Medication reconciliation typea Admission Discharge
Geriatrics (N = 21) Internal medicine (N = 20) Geriatrics (N = 21) Internal medicine (N = 21) General surgery (N = 20)
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
1 clinician involved
Total 17 (81.0) 20 (100.0) 4 (19.0) 4 (19.0) 20 (100.0)
Pharmacist 16 (76.2) 17 (85.0) 1 (4.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Pharmacy student 1 (4.8) 3 (15.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Resident 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (19.1) 19 (95.0)
Medical student 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.0)
Physician 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (14.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
2 health care professionals involved
Total 4 (19.0) 0 (0.0) 16 (76.2) 14 (66.7) 0 (0.0)
Medical student and pharmacy student 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.8) 0 (0.0)
Physician and pharmacy student 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 4 (19.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Pharmacist and pharmacy student 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Pharmacist and medical student 4 (19.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Resident and medical student 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.8) 0 (0.0)
Pharmacist and resident 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.8) 2 (9.6) 0 (0.0)
Pharmacist and physician 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 11 (52.4) 10 (47.6) 0 (0.0)
3 health care professionals involved
Total 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.8) 3 (14.3) 0 (0.0)
Pharmacist, resident and pharmacy student 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.8) 0 (0.0)
Pharmacist, resident and medical student 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.8) 0 (0.0)
Pharmacist and 2 residents 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.8) 0 (0.0)
Pharmacist, physician and pharmacy student 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)

Abbreviations: Y Year, N Number.

aPer type and number of health care professionals involved involved.

Meguerditchian et al.

Meguerditchian et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:485   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-485

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