Transfer Medication Orders

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Gillian Mah-Thompson
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Transfer Medication Orders

At your hospital(s), in what situations are medication orders completely re-written (e.g., medication reconciliation at transitions of care)... in other words, how does your facility define a "patient transfer"?
Do you use a transfer medication order form (medication order set), or a medication reconciliation form?
Who is responsible for writing the transfer orders - the sending prescriber, or the receiving prescriber?
Are there any situations of patient transfer where medication orders are not re-written?
Aside from computer physician order entry, does your facility have strategies to mitigate transcription errors?

Our medication safety team would like to provide clarity to our organization around this process. If you have a good process at your institution, please let me know.