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Using failure mode and effects analysis to reduce patient safety risks related to the dispensing process in the community pharmacy setting.
Stojkovic T, Marinkovic V, Jaehde U, Manser T. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017;13:1159-1166.
Failure mode and effect analysis is a tool commonly used to proactively assess the reliability of health care processes and workflows. The authors describe the application of failure mode and effect analysis to identify failure modes in the dispensing of medications in the community pharmacy setting.
Journal Article > Review
Using prospective risk analysis tools to improve safety in pharmacy settings: a systematic review and critical appraisal.
Stojkovic T, Marinkovic V, Manser T. J Patient Saf. 2017 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print].
This narrative review found that failure mode and effect analysis and sociotechnical probabilistic risk assessment have both been applied to medication dispensing. These methods have led to corrective actions that enhance medication safety. The authors recommend wider use of these tools across inpatient and outpatient health care settings.