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  13. Developed collaboratively by the Canadian Pharmacists Association, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada, and University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy, 2012. (Accessed on August 8, 2014).
  14. Developed by the collaborating parties of the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System. 2005. (Accessed on August 8, 2014).
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  16. Developed by the collaborating parties of the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System. 2001. (Accessed on August 8, 2014).
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  22. Kilcup M, Schultz D, Carlson J, Wilson B. Postdischarge pharmacist medication reconciliation: impact on readmission rates and financial savings. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2013 Jan-Feb;53(1):78-84.
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  27. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), November 2011. Enhancing the continuum of care: Report of the Avoidable Hospitalization Advisory Panel. 2011 November.
  28. Marquis Investigators. MARQUIS Implementation Manual: A Guide for Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement. October 2014. (accessed on December 30, 2014)
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