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Review of the outputs of the Safer Medication Team: final report

Lowson, Karin, Lankshear, Annette and Weingart, Saul N. 2009. Review of the outputs of the Safer Medication Team: final report. York Health Economics Consortium. Available at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/sonms/resources/FinalRepo...

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Abstract

Medication errors are an ongoing and serious threat to public health in the United Kingdom and around the world. In 2007-08, 9% of the 850,000 adverse events reported to the National Patient Safety Agency’s Reporting and Learning System (RLS) were medication errors – the second greatest number after slips, trips and falls (numbers include both England1 and Wales2). Since 2002, the Safer Medication Team (SMT) of the National Reporting and Learning Service (NRLS) has been responsible for producing reports and advice to promote safer use of medications in a variety of clinical settings. In early 2009, the NRLS commissioned a team from the York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) at the University of York and Cardiff University School of Nursing and Midwifery to review the SMT’s outputs together with a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The review sought to examine the types of outputs, the selection of topics and the development, dissemination, implementation of guidance. It also sought to explore the perceptions of target audiences and, crucially, the impact of these work products on clinical care and outcomes.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: York Health Economics Consortium
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:57
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/14368

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