What is the intended purpose of a medication reconciliation?
To create a complete and current list of all medications and alternative therapies for review and evaluation for possible interactions.
To create a current list of all medications, over-the-counter drugs, alternative therapies, and herbal drugs and vitamins that can be used upon transfer or discharge.
To create a potential list of all possible side effects of a patient’s medications so that they can be screened for the occurence of unwanted side effects.
To ensure that a patient is properly taking each medication and understands the indications for the use of each.
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