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Methods: We explored PubMed database with keywords of “medication reconciliation” and “pharmacy service” to obtain a relevant reference pool for our topic. Then we checked the affiliations of authors to be assured about international diversity of our perspective.
Results: Our search method yielded 184 journal articles from different continents. The frequency of published articles from America was higher and then, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa were placed, respectively.
Conclusion: According to the results, inclusion of factors like establishing phases for implementation, proper education, developing academic coordination, providing suitable facilities, specialization of the services, periodical evaluations and promoting pharmacy practice in development of medication reconciliation will potentially lead to an optimized plan.
Clinical Pharmacy, Health Planning, Health Priorities, Medication Reconciliation, Pharmacy Service
Clinical Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran