Professional, structural and organisational interventions in primary care for reducing medication errors.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.