Journal Article

Repeat prescribing of medications: a system-centred risk management model for primary care organisations.

Price J; Man SL; Bartlett S; Taylor K; Dinwoodie M; Bowie P.

Systems thinking enables organization-wide efforts to enhance patient safety. Investigators employed a systems approach to reduce risks associated with repeated medication prescribing in 48 primary care practices in the National Health Service. The authors describe the main themes of the more than 750 improvement ideas generated.