Improving Medication Safety in Clinics for Patients 55 and Older
This project improves the safety of care and care processes in outpatient settings through a partnership model involving patients, health care providers, and the community. The project implements a patient safety partnership council that includes both providers and patients and uses focus groups, interviews, and other tools to facilitate patient-centered care, including medication safety for elderly patients. The toolkit includes:
- A how-to guide for developing and implementing a patient safety advisory council.
- A how-to guide for improving medication list accuracy in the clinic setting.
Physicians, nurses, quality and safety professionals, patients.
Health Care Setting
Hospital care units, pharmacies, outpatient facilities.
Toolkit Web Site
Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council: Toolkit and Resource Description
AHRQ Awards More Than $8 Million To Further Implementation of Evidence-Based Patient Safety Findings
June 8, 2005
How to Develop Your Own Community-Based Patient Advisory Council
Partners in Safety: Creating an Accurate Medication List through a Patient-Centered Approach
Date: September 2007
Venue: 2007 AHRQ Annual Meeting