Journal Article

Capturing patients' perspectives on medication safety: the development of a patient-centered medication safety framework.

Giles SJ; Lewis PJ; Phipps DL; Mann F; Avery AJ; Ashcroft DM.

This study convened focus groups that included the public, patients, and caregivers to define a framework for medication safety problems. Participants described the importance of factors such as communication, supply of medications, health information technology, access to care, and continuity with physicians. The authors suggest that this framework clarifies patient perspectives on medication safety.