Improving medication safety across a multihospital system.

  title={Improving medication safety across a multihospital system.},
  author={Ken Farbstein and Jeffrey Clough},
  journal={The Joint Commission journal on quality improvement},
  volume={27 3},
BACKGROUND The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement have identified 16 best practices to reduce adverse drug events. CareGroup, a network of six hospitals in eastern Massachusetts, multiplied its routine use of these best practices tenfold in the first 18 months of its medication reliability project. DEVELOPING THE COLLABORATIVE STRATEGY Although CareGroup's long-term plans included technological advances such as clinical… CONTINUE READING