Dissemination of the PPRNet Model for Improving Medication Safety in Primary Care (PPRNet-MS-2)
(10/01/2010 - 09/30/2012) Principal Investigator: Andrea Wessell, PharmD, Associate Professor, Dept of Family Medicine)
Improving medication safety is a fundamental priority for transforming the U.S. health care system. Few improvement strategies have been tested in primary care, and an advanced understanding of how best to implement safe practices beyond the inpatient setting is needed. The overall goal of the proposed project is to decrease preventable prescribing and monitoring medication errors in primary care practices across the United States through dissemination of a medication-safety focused quality improvement model. Findings from this project will enhance the medication safety knowledge base in primary care and potentially improve safe medication prescribing and monitoring for hundreds of thousands of primary care patients across the country.
Specific Aims of this project:
- Disseminate the PPRNet-Medication Safety quality improvement model (PPRNet-MS) to 60 PPRNet practices.
- Assess the impact of PPRNet-MS implementation on practice adherence with medication safety indicators over time.
- Develop and disseminate a medication safety toolkit and implementation guide.
Dissemination of the PPRNet Model for Improving Medication Safety – The MS-TRIP 2 Project*
"Best Practices" in Medication Safety --Coming soon!
* Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety II, Grant R18HS019593 (2010-2012).