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GS1 Healthcare

25 May 2012, Medication Safety

GS1 Healthcare is a voluntary, global Healthcare user group bringing together all related Healthcare stakeholders

How to use an article about quality improvement

20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Quality improvement attempts to change clinician behaviour and, through these changes, lead to improved patient outcomes. The methodological quality of studies evaluating the effectiveness of quality improvement interventions is frequently low.

Patient safety key to health systems

20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission, writes how increasing the involvement of pharmacists in managing patients' medications is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve medication safety.

Medication Safety Factsheet

20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Reducing medication errors is the focus of a factsheet released today by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

ALERT 14: Oral Methotrexate - once weekly dosing

29 Dec 2011, Medication Safety

This alert highlights that patient harm and death have occurred when the weekly dosing schedule of methotrexate is inadvertently prescribed, dispensed or administered as an incorrect daily dose.