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March 21, 2019: Medication Safety in Long-Term Care: Measuring Quality Improvement Over 12 Years

Recently, the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System (otherwise known as the Long-term Care [LTC] Inquiry or Gillese Inquiry) conducted a detailed examination of patient safety, medication-related harm, and medication management systems in Ontario LTC homes. Through analysis and shared learning from the Canadian Medication Incident Reporting and Prevention System (CMIRPS), ISMP Canada has developed the Medication Safety Self-Assessment for Long Term Care (MSSA-LTC) program. This program is intended to help LTC homes identify opportunities for enhancing their medication management systems, as well as to guide quality improvement initiatives and evaluate progress over time. This bulletin highlights a 12-year review of results from the MSSA-LTC program.  Read more ...