Journal Article

Gaps in ambulatory patient safety for immunosuppressive specialty medications.

Patterson S; Schmajuk G; Evans M; Aggarwal I; Izadi Z; Gianfrancesco M; Yazdany J.

This retrospective cohort study sought to determine whether screening for tuberculosis and hepatitis B and C was consistently performed prior to initiating immunosuppressive medications. About a quarter of patients were appropriately screened for all three infections before starting these high-risk medications, demonstrating the need for safety protocols regarding provision of immunosuppressive medication.