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David Scott

David Scott

Area of study
Transitions of care
Fellowship level
Year awarded
Host university
Population Health and Genomics
University of Dundee

Improving medicines management across organizational boundaries using video-reflexive ethnography (Project complete)


Transitions in care between hospital and community settings can pose risks to patient safety – particularly medication errors.

To reduce these risks, it’s important that medicines documentation be successfully transferred across care settings. And medicines reconciliation – the act of resolving discrepancies in medication lists at care boundaries – is one key strategy to achieve that. But we do not know enough about how this works in practice.


To understand how to improve medicines reconciliation, this project will scope relevant evidence and explore tensions and challenges using video-reflexive ethnography (VRE).

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