Medication Incidents in Primary Care Medicine A Study by the Federal Sentinel Reporting System
Markus Gnädinger (PI), Alessandro Ceschi, Dieter Conen, Lilli Herzig, Milo Puhan, Alfred Staehelin, Marco Zoller
Institute of General Medicine, University of Zurich IUMG, PMU, University of Lausanne Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Prevention Institute (EBPI), Zurich University Swiss Toxicological Information Centre, Zurich Swiss Federal Sentinel Reporting System
Medication errors or incidents are one of the major threats for patients. Little information about them within the family medicine setting is available in Switzerland. In order to explore the type, frequency, outcome, seasonal and regional distribution of medication incidents, as well as precipitating factors they will be prospectively registered in the Federal Sentinel Reporting System during the year 2015.
Study design:Prospective observational Data collection:January until December 2015 Objectives:To assess incidents accompanying drug therapy in primary care Inclusion criteria:Any erroneous event (as defined by the physician) related to the medication process interfering with normal treatment course Exclusion criteria:Lacking effect, adverse drug reactions or drug-drug or drug-disease interactions without detectable treatment error. Participant physicians: 150 (approx.) Expected number of incidents:500 Methods:Descriptive statistics, logistic regression