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Models for Quality Improvement

Learn more about the models for improving the quality of pharmaceutical services.
In this article, Chiang explains the models we can apply to improve medication safety.

Quality Improvement Models in Pharmaceutical Services

Additional recommendations for pharmacists to reduce medication errors:
  • Optimize prescription filling technology
  • Monitor high-risk patients
  • Medication reconsideration
Common models of quality improvement include total quality management, continuous quality improvement, six-sigma, LEAN, L-E-A-N.
They vary slightly but follows the same principles:
  • Constant continuous improvement
  • Streamline overall medication use system
  • Safety efforts should be patient-centered
  • Always measure and record the outcome
  • Solutions should address the system and not individuals
To learn more about these quality models, check out this course- Good Pharmacy Practice: Pharmaceutical Services from Taipei Medical University
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Good Pharmacy Practice: Pharmaceutical Services

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