Medication safety officer in an Irish hospital: a financial cost-benefit appraisal

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/583463
Title:
Medication safety officer in an Irish hospital: a financial cost-benefit appraisal
Authors:
Ó hAlmhain, Oisín
Publisher:
The Institute of Public Administration
Issue Date:
Apr-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/583463
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
Harm from medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs) affect a significant number of patients in our hospitals. There is an additional cost to hospitals, health systems and patients from these events. Key reports have highlighted this fact and called for a change in culture and practice. A compelling case exists for hospitals to take measure to reduce harm from ADEs. A medication safety officer is a clinical practitioner designated by the hospital to serve as the authoritative expert in safe medication use. They should be empowered and strategically positioned to lead initiatives which aim to reduce the risks inherent in medication use. They also link with national and international organisations to implement initiatives to improve patient safety.
Keywords:
MEDICINES; PATIENT SAFETY; HEALTH ECONOMICS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorÓ hAlmhain, Oisínen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-09T10:26:22Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-09T10:26:22Zen
dc.date.issued2015-04en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/583463en
dc.descriptionHarm from medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs) affect a significant number of patients in our hospitals. There is an additional cost to hospitals, health systems and patients from these events. Key reports have highlighted this fact and called for a change in culture and practice. A compelling case exists for hospitals to take measure to reduce harm from ADEs. A medication safety officer is a clinical practitioner designated by the hospital to serve as the authoritative expert in safe medication use. They should be empowered and strategically positioned to lead initiatives which aim to reduce the risks inherent in medication use. They also link with national and international organisations to implement initiatives to improve patient safety.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Institute of Public Administrationen
dc.subjectMEDICINESen
dc.subjectPATIENT SAFETYen
dc.subjectHEALTH ECONOMICSen
dc.titleMedication safety officer in an Irish hospital: a financial cost-benefit appraisalen
dc.typeThesisen
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