Incomplete information or poorly communicated to the transitional stages of the patient's
drug therapy hospitalized cause medication errors. These steps are the admission, transfer
within the institution and hospital discharge to home or another institution.
The adequacy of the prescription recommendations of good practice is not always optimal.
The cost of taking drug therapy and iatrogenic risks preventable drug-related weighs more and
more heavily in health spending and in the prolongation of hospitalization or re
Clinical pharmacy widely practiced in the Anglo-Saxon countries has demonstrated its
effectiveness on these three themes; it seems appropriate to assess this practice in the
environment of the French health system.