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Medication Lapses Put Discharged Patients at Risk
Health Leaders Media

When patients are hospitalized, they are at much greater risk for having their chronic condition medications unintentionally discontinued rather than restored at discharge, which increases the chance they’ll be back in an emergency room, be emergently readmitted, or die.

The lapse in restoring needed prescription medications as the patient leaves the hospital is especially problematic in patients that have been cared for in an intensive care unit.