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Indicators & Change Ideas

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Explore the quality indicators being tracked by health care organizations in Ontario through Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs), and evidence-based change ideas to help improve them. Connect with others to share your experiences and ideas of your own.

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Medication reconciliation at discharge

Admission into the hospital can result in a patient receiving new medications or having changes made to their existing medications. Medication reconciliation is a systematic and comprehensive review of all the medications a patient is taking, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, to ensure that medications being added, changed or discontinued are carefully evaluated and communicated consistently across transitions of care.

Click here to visit Health Quality Ontario’s Indicator Library to view how to measure medication reconciliation at discharge.

Key resources:

Change Ideas

Conduct medication reconciliation within 24-48 hours of being admitted to hospital


Define the roles interdisciplinary providers play in medication reconciliation


Ensure hospital infrastructure supports the process of medication reconciliation

Medication reconciliation at discharge

Admission into the hospital can result in a patient receiving new medications or having changes made to their existing medications. Medication reconciliation is a systematic and comprehensive review of all the medications a patient is taking, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, to ensure that medications being added, changed or discontinued are carefully evaluated and communicated consistently across transitions of care.

Click here to visit Health Quality Ontario’s Indicator Library to view how to measure medication reconciliation at discharge.

Key resources:

Change Ideas

Conduct medication reconciliation within 24-48 hours of being admitted to hospital


Define the roles interdisciplinary providers play in medication reconciliation


Ensure hospital infrastructure supports the process of medication reconciliation