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January 14th, 2014


  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada


  • Dr. Jeffrey Schnipper MD, MPH, FHM, Principal Investigator for the MARQUIS study

Purpose of the Call:

  • Provide an overview of the MARQUIS toolkit components, informed by medication reconciliation best practices, designed to help hospitals improve the quality of their medication reconciliation processes
  • Preview the preliminary results of the MARQUIS study in order to understand the effects of a mentored quality improvement intervention on medication reconciliation errors
  • Discuss lessons learned from study sites that have implemented the MARQUIS program and how they might be applied to Canadian hospitals, including an exploration of barriers to implementation and how to overcome them
  • Make the case for provinces, health systems, and hospitals to invest in medication reconciliation quality improvement efforts, and why physicians need to play a major role in these efforts.