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January 2016

Volume 5

Issue 1

Welcome to BMJ Quality Improvement Reports , a new searchable repository of global quality improvement evidence and best practice. It aims to help healthcare professionals improve healthcare by providing a new structured format for healthcare professionals to document innovations and excellence in care.

Submissions are only accepted from subscribers to BMJ Quality to help make the published reports searchable and as useful as possible. Users are provided with an online template which takes users step-by-step through an improvement project whilst helping them to document and share their work. Over 20 learning resources, case examples and an on-call faculty of experts are available to help.

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Are we meeting current standards in medicines reconciliation? A study in a District General Hospital

Introduction: Inadequate medicines reconciliation on admission is often identified as a major cause of patient morbidity, with poor access to patient's regular medications often cited as a barrier to care. In the surgical admission unit of our district general hospital, drug charts are completed by junior doctors who do not have access to the Emergency Care Summary (ECS) thus making it difficult to accurately complete admission drug charts.

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