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By Leslie Pelton | Monday, Sep 10, 2018
Health care organizations want to address the national opioid crisis, but they don't always know where to begin. One health care system found that careful and compassionate deprescribing could reduce opioid use while also effectively addressing patients' pain.

 

Tag(s): Behavioral Health, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Cost Containment and Reduction, Triple Aim for Populations, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Substance Use Disorder
By IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Aug 17, 2018
Community pharmacists possess an untapped potential for ensuring medication safety in the home, but their involvement is generally limited in most communities.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Home Care
By Steve Meisel | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
Medication reconciliation has never been easy. A longtime patient safety thought leader shares how to improve the process to prevent unnecessary harm to patients.

 

Tag(s): Medication Reconciliation, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Patient Safety
By Hayley Burgess | Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Though the importance of deprescribing - reducing or stopping medications that may harm or no longer benefit a patient - may be well understood, guidelines on how to do it are rare. Deprescribing both decreases the likelihood of an adverse event, and reduces the financial burden of paying for a multitude of medications.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation
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