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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Learning from the design, development and implementation of the Medication Safety Thermometer.

Rostami P, Power M, Harrison A, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2017;29:301-309.

The NHS Safety Thermometer was developed by the National Health Service to facilitate staff participation in measuring patient harm in various care environments. This commentary describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Medication Safety Thermometer focused on collecting data associated with medication reconciliation, allergy status, medication omission, and harm related to high-alert medications.