Medication Safety Comes From Staff Education, Study Shows


An examination of results from more than a decade of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices —Medication Safety Self Assessment shows scores have increased significantly between 2000 and 2011, but there is still significant room for improvement, according to an article in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

The data, collected from 1,310 hospitals, showed the largest improvements in communication of drug orders, patient education, quality processes and risk management.

Read the full article on Becker's ASC Review.

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