Medication System

"Patient-centred care focuses on how best to meet the needs of the person (i.e., the patient), not how best to fit the patient into the system. When patient-centred care is in place for a collective group, it is used to make systemwide changes."

"The medication-use system is made safer with the implementation of risk-reduction strategies that consider the patient’s perspective and that are based on retrospective and prospective analyses."

"The delivery of high-quality care is facilitated by appropriate technology; technology that could potentially compromise care is not used."

Pharmacy Practice in Hospitals and Other Collaborative Healthcare Settings: Position Statements

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Design for Patient Safety. NHS. National Patient Safety Agency.

Guidelines for Medicine Donations Revised 2010 (2011) (World Health Organization) [PDF]

Guidelines for Outsourcing Pharmaceutical Compounding Services (Procurement Sub-Taskforce, Implementation Taskforce, Government of Ontario)