Quality + Safety = Improvement + Efficiency


Friday, 01/03/2013 under News items

Systems that promote quality and safety in healthcare result in improvements and efficiency, according to experts at a recent conference in Northern Ireland.
Location the Dunadry Hotel, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 17-18 January 2013. Christine Clark reviews the conference in ‘Pharmaceutical Clinical Effectiveness’, the March-April issue of Hospital Pharmacy Europe, with special attention tp the importance of medicines management and the increased part of technology in it. On Clinical Rules: ‘Medication review can be performed more effectively by pharmacists if all the relevant information is available and the pharmacist has a good knowledge of the conditions in question, explained Hugo van der Kuy (Pharmacist and Clinical Pharmacologist, Orbis Medical Centre, Sittard, The Netherlands). A recent study had shown that when given a medication list alone, pharmacists identified a limited number issues but this progressively increased as they were given laboratory data and a medical history.