Adverse drug reaction reporting in primary care

18 Jul 2016 | Medication Safety

The NZ Pharmacovigilance Centre (NZPhvC) and the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) are working together to get a better sense of the safety of primary care medication systems.

The Medication Error Reporting Programme is asking primary care to report all actual or near miss errors and events associated with documented allergies and adverse drug reactions during July. Analysis of incidents will identify common themes and system weaknesses that contribute to this type of error and event. This analysis will assist with exploring possible safety solutions.

The deadline for reports is 31 July 2016.

At the end of this time period, a multi-incident analysis will be conducted by the NZPhvC to determine common themes and system weaknesses that may contribute to this particular type of error. These aggregated findings will be shared with the Commission’s Medication Safety Expert Advisory Group to consider possible safety solutions.

For more information, or if you require assistance, please contact merpnz@otago.ac.nz or download more information about reporting.

Last updated 19/07/2016