The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
White A, Fulda KG, Blythe R, et al. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2022;21:1357-1364.
Community-based pharmacists have a critical role in ensuring medication safety in community settings. In this narrative review, the authors explored how collaboration between community-based pharmacists and primary care providers can improve medication safety. The most common collaboration strategy was medication review. The authors identified barriers to collaboration from both the primary care provider and pharmacist perspectives.
Green AR, Aschmann H, Boyd CM, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4:e212633.
… in this study were asked to rate potential phrases a clinician may use to explain why stopping or reducing a medication is important. The most preferred phrase involved … around deprescribing . … Green AR, Aschmann H, Boyd CM, et al. Assessment of patient-preferred language to …
Reeve E, Wolff JL, Skehan M, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178:1673-1680.
Deprescribing or stopping unnecessary medications is an important strategy for reducing medication-related harm in older adults. A group of 1981 Medicare beneficiaries reported broad support (92%) for stopping at least one of their medications if their clinician determined it was safe. A WebM&M commentary provides in-depth recommendations to achieve safe prescribing in older patients.
Reeve E, Moriarty F, Nahas R, et al. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2017;17:39-49.
Deprescribing has been recommended as a way to reduce polypharmacy. This review examines safety concerns associated with deprescribing among older patients and offers strategies to reduce risks. The authors suggest that further research is needed to understand potential harms of deprescribing and highlight the importance of shared decision-making to improve the safety of this process.
Roter DL, Wolff JL, Wu AW, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:508-512.
… Qual Saf … BMJ Qual Saf … Effective team communication is a key component of safe care. This commentary discusses the … in ambulatory and home settings. The authors describe a communication intervention to improve patient and family …
Scott IA, Hilmer SN, Reeve E, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175:827-34.
… … JAMA Intern Med … Polypharmacy in older patients is a predictor of medication errors. However, deprescribing—stopping or reducing medicines in a patient's drug regimen—can introduce opportunities for harm if not done appropriately. This commentary presents a protocol to enhance the safety of deprescribing by …