Improving Patient SafetyBetter Together.
A large percentage of Americans rely on one or more prescription medications to manage their health concerns. Accurately tracking and reconciling patient prescriptions among an individual’s healthcare team is difficult.
Adverse drug events are common and costly. Medication errors, drug reactions, allergic reactions and overdoses are all types of adverse drug events. Many adverse drug events are preventable and can impact positive health outcomes and decrease healthcare costs.
- Six in ten adults have a chronic disease and four in ten have two or more
- 6 percent of American adults, 65 years and older, take at least one medication and 40.7 percent of those have five or more prescriptions
- Insulin, anticoagulants and opioids are considered “high alert” medications for adverse drug events
Effective education to ensure an individual understands the potential side effects and correct use and dosage for every medication is essential. A standardized system to identify and report an adverse drug event from a patient or healthcare professional would also improve the ability to track and adjust prescription medication.
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