Family Physician and Hospitalist, Regina
Project: Improving Communication in Transitions of Care To Minimize Medication Errors and Diversion
Dr. Sarah Liskowich’s CQIP project focused on improving communication in the transition of care to minimize medication errors and diversion. Currently, outpatient pharmacies are not routinely notified when patients are admitted to the hospital. By developing and implementing an outpatient pharmacy notification tool on admission to accountable care hospital wards, Dr. Liskowich and her team implemented to incorporate several of the key elements and explore whether this resulted in fewer medication errors and minimization of inappropriate dispensing in the community.