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.
Fauber J, Chen D. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. August 31, 2020.
Antibiotic overuse is a long-standing safety concern due to the potential global public health impact of the practice in supporting drug-resistant bacteria. This news article discusses the overprescribing of antibiotics in context of viral disease pandemics.
Polypharmacy is a known contributor to adverse drug events in older adults. This story discusses strategies such as brown bag reviews and deprescribing to minimize overprescribing that could contribute to harm.
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