Medication errors cause patient harm and death at a very high rate. It happens not only inside the health care facilities but also anywhere patients take medication. How to capture the medication safety incidents and learn from them have been a critical issue for patient safety.
A country-wide/organization-wide reporting and learning system that captures and analyses medication errors is proven to help estimate the magnitude of harm, identify system gaps, and develop measures to prevent reoccurrences. Furthermore, a nationwide pharmacovigilance system helps capture adverse drug reactions and informs regulators, healthcare professionals, and the public about safety concerns regarding pharmaceutical products.
At this webinar, we will discuss the medication error reporting and learning, as well as the pharmacovigilance systems which are widely used globally.