On Average, Physicians Spend Nearly 11 Percent Of Their 40-Year Careers With An Open, Unresolved Malpractice Claim Health Aff January 2013 32:1111-119;   LAWSUITS: PART 1 AN ATTORNEY’S PERSPECTIVE From High Risk Emergency Medicine, sponsored by the Center for Emergency Medicine Education William H. Ginsburg, JD, Principal Member, Cotkin, Collins and Ginsburg, Los Angeles and […]

Medication Reconciliation

“Screening reconciliation” for all ED patients should include routinely obtaining from each patient at each ED visit a list of the patient’s current medications (usually done by the triage nurse). “Focused reconciliation,” as directed by the emergency physician, based on medical relevance, should include seeking additional information about the patient’s medications (exact drug list, dosage/route, […]