Partnering to promote and enhance medication safety

Qual Lett Healthc Lead. 2002 Jan;14(1):2-11, 1.


Addressing medication errors and supporting medication safety has become an important quality initiative. But are hospitals and health systems using the best practices that are available today to order, dispense, and monitor medications for patients. Many are finding that they can achieve a stronger medication safety program through collaboration. This issue looks at how hospitals and health systems are partnering--with other hospitals and health systems locally and nationally, health plans, health care purchasing groups, universities, vendors, and even patients--to reduce the likelihood of medication errors.

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Electronic Data Processing
  • Humans
  • Medication Errors / prevention & control*
  • Medication Systems, Hospital / standards*
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Private Sector
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Safety Management / methods*
  • United States