Medication discount program-reply.
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Name: JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22797637
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2012.6624
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The formal process of obtaining a complete and accurate list of each patient's current home medications including name, dosage, frequency, and route of administration, and comparing admission, transfer, and/or discharge medication orders to that list. The reconciliation is done to avoid medication errors.
Medication Systems, Hospital
Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients in hospitals. Elements of the system are: handling the physician's order, transcription of the order by nurse and/or pharmacist, filling the medication order, transfer to the nursing unit, and administration to the patient.
Medication Therapy Management
Assistance in managing and monitoring drug therapy for patients receiving treatment for cancer or chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, consulting with patients and their families on the proper use of medication; conducting wellness and disease prevention programs to improve public health; overseeing medication use in a variety of settings.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
The self administration of medication not prescribed by a physician or in a manner not directed by a physician.
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