The medication-use process is highly complex with many steps and risk points for error, and those errors are a key target for improving safety. This Library reflects a curated selection of PSNet content focused on medication and drug errors. Included resources explore understanding harms from preventable medication use, medication safety improvement strategies, and resources for design.
Famolaro T, Hare R, Tapia A, Yount et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2021. AHRQ Publication No. 22-0004.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Care Quality Commission; September 2021.
ECRI and Institute for Safe Medication Practices. January 2022 through May 2022.
Manchester, UK: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; October 2021.
National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health. Manchester, UK: University of Manchester; May 31, 2021
Bajaj K, de Roche A, Goffman D. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2021. AHRQ Publication No. 20(21)-0040-6-EF.
Ensuring maternal safety is a patient safety priority. This library reflects a curated selection of PSNet content focused on improving maternal safety. Included resources explore strategies with the potential to improve maternal care delivery and outcomes, such as high reliability, care standardization, teamwork, unit-based safety initiatives, and trigger tools.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; August 20, 2021.
Fourth Report of Session 2021–22. House of Commons Health Committee. London, England: The Stationery Office; July 6, 2021. Publication HC 19.
Mangus CW, Singh H, Mahajan P. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2021. AHRQ Publication No. 20(21)-0040-4-EF.
Silver Spring, MD: Division of Industry and Consumer Education, US Food and Drug Administration; February 9. 2021.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; January 27, 2021.
Office of the Inspector General: Washington DC; December 2020. OIG report OEI-06-17-00530.
Washington, DC: Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General; September 3, 2020. Report No 19-09493-249.
Office of the Inspector General. Washington, DC: Department of Veterans Affairs; July 28, 2020. Report Number 19-07507-214.