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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Professional, structural and organisational interventions in primary care for reducing medication errors.

Khalil H, Bell B, Chambers H, et al. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2017;10:CD003942.

This systematic review examined physician-level and organizational-level interventions to improve outpatient medication safety. Existing interventions such as clinical decision support to identify high-risk patients, pharmacist medication review, and educational interventions for prescribers did not prevent medication-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, or deaths. These results highlight the challenge of reducing serious adverse drug events in outpatient care.