This paper describes the use of the “trigger tool”, a relatively low cost and “low tech” technique for capturing medication related harm. The adapted technique appears to increase the rate of adverse drug event detection approximately 50-fold over traditional reporting methodologies.
This report is one of a suite of papers in relation to the measurement of medication-related harm and the evaluation of the electronic medication management (eMM) Programme.
In this video, Bryony Dean Franklin from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust talks about their Shine 2012 project to improve patient safety through feedback on prescribing errors.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a number of surveys to help healthcare professionals assess patient safety. Although primarily developed for a US audience AHRQ is actively looking for feedback from international users.
This guide from the NPSA is aimed at designers, regulators and purchasing managers, but has broader relevance to pharmacists and anyone involved in design for patient safety.