What is Medication Reconciliation?

It is a process for obtaining and documenting a complete list of the patient's current medications upon the patient's admission to the organization, with the involvement of the patient. This process includes a comparison of the medications the organization provides to those on the list. A complete list of the patient's medication is communicated to the next provider of service when it refers or transfers a patient to another setting, service, practitioner, or level of care, within or outside the organization. Simple definition - all medications are appropriately and consciously continued, discontinued or modified.


This “Medication Reconciliation Toolkit” is generously provided by the Critical Access Hospital Network of Brown County Hospital, Ainsworth; Rock County Hospital, Bassett, Dundy County Hospital, Benkelman; Callaway District Hospital, Callaway; Tri Valley Health System, Cambridge; Cozad Community Hospital, Cozad; Franklin County Memorial Hospital, Franklin; Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, Gothenburg; Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial; Kearney County Health Services, Minden; Valley County Health System, Ord; Webster County Community Hospital, Red Cloud; and Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney.