Preventing Medication Errors: Quality Chasm Series

Preventing Medication Errors: Quality Chasm Series

by Committee on Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors
     
 

In 1996 the Institute of Medicine launched the Quality Chasm Series, a series of reports focused on assessing and improving the nation’s quality of health care. Preventing Medication Errors is the newest volume in the series. Responding to the key messages in earlier volumes of the series—To Err Is Human (2000), Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001), andSee more details below

Overview

In 1996 the Institute of Medicine launched the Quality Chasm Series, a series of reports focused on assessing and improving the nation’s quality of health care. Preventing Medication Errors is the newest volume in the series. Responding to the key messages in earlier volumes of the series—To Err Is Human (2000), Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001), and Patient Safety (2004)—this book sets forth an agenda for improving the safety of medication use. It begins by providing an overview of the system for drug development, regulation, distribution, and use. Preventing Medication Errors also examines the peer-reviewed literature on the incidence and the cost of medication errors and the effectiveness of error prevention strategies. Presenting data that will foster the reduction of medication errors, the book provides action agendas detailing the measures needed to improve the safety of medication use in both the short- and long-term. Patients, primary health care providers, health care organizations, purchasers of group health care, legislators, and those affiliated with providing medications and medication- related products and services will benefit from this guide to reducing medication errors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309101479
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Series:
Quality Chasm Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


Summary     1
Introduction     25
Understanding the Causes and Costs of Medication Errors     43
Overview of the Drug Development, Regulation, Distribution, and Use System     50
Medication Errors: Incidence and Cost     105
Moving Toward a Patient-Centered, Integrated Medication-Use System     143
Action Agenda to Support Consumer-Provider Partnership     151
Action Agenda for Health Care Organizations     221
Action Agenda for the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Health Information Technology Industries     266
Applied Research Agenda for Safe Medication Use     310
Action Agendas for Oversight, Regulation, and Payment     328
Appendixes
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members     349
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms     359
Medication Errors: Incidence Rates     367
Medication Errors: Prevention Strategies     409
Index     447

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