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Primary Care MedRec Guide

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About the Guide

The intent of this guide is to provide quality improvement based strategies and best practice ideas for implementing, sustaining and measuring medication reconciliation in primary care practice settings in Ontario. Primary care practice settings can include individual practitioner or interprofessional team based settings. The applicability of parts of this guide may depend on the resources available, processes already established and geographical location of individual practice sites in Ontario. Sites are encouraged to review the entire guide and determine which aspects best suit the individual needs of their site. For the purposes of this guide the term 'primary care provider' refers to the main healthcare practitioner who is responsible for the patient and has prescribing authority (i.e., family physician or nurse practitioner). The term 'patient' refers to the person that is receiving care and is intended to be synonymous with client, resident and consumer.


We do not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and/or any other advice of any kind. Always consult a professional such as your lawyer, accountant, and/or doctor if you have any questions regarding your financial, legal, business, and/or medical condition, therefore, for example, before starting, stopping and/or altering any treatment that has been prescribed to you, it is your own responsibility to seek professional advice to ensure that it is safe to do so. In light of that, please note that the information contained in the documents herein are provided solely for illustration, instructional purposes, and for your general information and convenience. Appropriate, qualified professional advice is necessary in order to apply any information to a healthcare setting or organization. Any reliance on the information is solely at your own risk.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Health Quality Ontario and contributing organizations are not responsible, nor liable, for the use of the information provided. As such, please be aware that we are, at no time, responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information in the documentation. We assume no responsibility for any errors and/or omissions. We are not responsible for any problems including injury or damage to you, your organization, or to any other person related to or resulting from your reliance and/or use of the information contained in the documentation.