Drug mishap reporting system created for consumers

Vogel, Lauren
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE515
Academic Journal
The article reports on the created website SafeMedicationUse.ca of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada and the nonprofit advocacy group Patients for Patient Safety Canada to provide consumers with simple mechanisms for reporting medication incidents. The aim of the reporting system is to reduce harm from medication errors by empowering patients to play a more active role in health care decision making. Moreover, other benefits concerning the reporting system are also presented.


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