16 June 2009

New literature review on incorrect use of medication

Review finds errors occurring at all stages of medication process
NPS: 4 June 2009
A literature review of medication safety in the community, conducted by the National Prescribing Service Ltd (NPS), has found adverse drug events and medication errors are a significant problem in Australia.

The study, which cites more than 300 articles from Australia and overseas, is the first comprehensive review of medication safety issues and possible solutions in the community setting.

It explores the prevalence, contributing factors, and outcomes of adverse drug events and medication errors in the community. It also considers the impact of methods to improve medication safety including medication reviews, medication reconciliation, patient education and e-health interventions. … > full press release

Medication Safety in the Community: A Review of the Literature

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