Improving Medication Adherence
Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS)
The project implements a multi-modal patient medication education intervention to improve safety hospital-wide by involving clinicians and patients during the hospital stay. Drawing on health behavior change theory, the intervention focuses on reducing 30-day hospital readmissions and on improving patient satisfaction and medication adherence. The toolkit promotes a generalizable and sustainable education program with tools and resources that promote structured medication education, administrative support and staff training, and established quality improvement techniques. The toolkit includes:
- CDs with training materials.
- Pocket/wallet-sized cards to promote health behavior change guidelines.
- Classroom training materials.
Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, health educators, quality and safety professionals, patients.
Health Care Setting
Hospital care units, pharmacies.
Toolkit Web Site
AHRQ Awards More Than $8 Million To Further Implementation of Evidence-Based Patient Safety Findings
June 8, 2005