Putting Patients at the Center of Prescribing

‚ÄčEach year in the US, more than 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations result from adverse drug events, studies show, making medication safety one of the most pressing challenges in health care.

To better understand the causes of harm from medication and develop potential solutions, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide, is leading a project in which clinical teams will test methods to improve and work through with patients the myriad of problems that may arise when medications are prescribed. This Learning and Action Network is an initiative of the Pfizer Global Medical Grants Medication Optimization Learning and Change Project.

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