Needs and opportunities for achieving optimal outcomes from the use of medicines in hospitals and health systems

Brennan, Cynthia; Donnelly, Kim; Somani, Shabir
June 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;6/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 12, p1086
Academic Journal
The article discusses the need to achieve optimal medication-use outcomes, and refers to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System". It highlights that transition of care is a source of adverse drug events (ADEs), and mentions the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners convened a conference to discuss the current medication-use system. Also presented is a table on national quality organizations and initiatives.


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