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Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2017.
This survey and accompanying toolkit were developed to collect opinions of community pharmacy staff on the safety culture at their pharmacies. The data collection process for the latest national comparison is open until October 23, 2018.
Famolaro T, Yount N, Sorra J, et al. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 15-0041-EF.
This survey expands AHRQ's patient safety culture work to the community pharmacy setting. Approximately 1600 pharmacy staff from 255 community pharmacies voluntarily completed the survey between 2013 and 2014. The database is meant to allow for comparison and benchmarking of safety cultures across pharmacies. However, the current response rate represents less than 1% of total community pharmacies in the United States, and more than half of respondents were chain drugstores or integrated health systems. Most community pharmacies scored well for patient counseling and communication openness, while staffing, work pressure, and pace represented the biggest areas for potential improvement. A prior AHRQ WebM&M interview with J. Bryan Sexton explored the relationship between culture and patient safety.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 13-0067-EF.
This report summarizes findings from projects that explored how health information technology can augment quality and safety in ambulatory care.
Web Resource > Government Resource
US Food and Drug Administration.
This Web site raises awareness of risks associated with buying medications from online pharmacies and offers resources to help identify whether an online pharmacy is safe or fake.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; May 2011.
This flyer provides tips to help prevent consumer medication errors.
Fitzpatrick C. Consumer Updates. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration. September 29, 2009.
This video for consumers shares tips to avoid medication errors through improved communication, medication information review, and dosage measurement.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; September 25, 2009.
This announcement explains the potential for medication errors due to a discrepancy between dosing instructions and dosing dispenser measurement units for the drug Tamiflu.
Grant > Government Resource
AHRQ Risk-informed Intervention Development and Implementation of Safe Practices in Ambulatory Care.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2008.
This AHRQ grantee announcement lists 13 projects funded to demonstrate effective strategies in identifying and addressing risks and in improving processes in ambulatory care.