Reporting and Learning Systems for Medication Errors: the Role of Pharmacovigilance Centres
(2014; 110 pages) [Spanish] [Vietnamese]

Abstract

This publication should enable readers to learn more about why adverse events occur with medicines, and what can be done to reduce patient deaths and negative health impacts arising from undetected problems with medicines safety globally. It should provide a framework for advancing the application, coordination and optimal use of pharmacovigilance evidence, sharing that evidence and strengthening the links between national pharmacovigilance centres and other patient safety networks, to prevent medicines-related adverse events. The publication aims to increase the capacity of national pharmacovigilance centres to analyse reports of medication errors, to identify preventable medication errors and also to support action to minimize the occurrence of preventable medication errors.

 
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