An intervention model with self-assessment and subsequent multi-professional review might be effective and feasible to improve drug safety in primary healthcare. A survey-based evaluation of SÄKLÄK2.

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T1 - An intervention model with self-assessment and subsequent multi-professional review might be effective and feasible to improve drug safety in primary healthcare. A survey-based evaluation of SÄKLÄK2.

AU - Berg Skoog, Jessica

AU - Lenander, Cecilia

AU - Modig, Sara

PY - 2019/6/14

Y1 - 2019/6/14

N2 - Rationale, aims, and objectivesDrug‐related morbidity is common, which results in suffering for the patients and a high cost to society. SÄKLÄK2 is a multi‐professional intervention model aiming at improving drug safety in primary health care. The objective of this study was to elucidate the perceptions of the participants' regarding the efficiency of the intervention and the feasibility to introduce this model widely.MethodSÄKLÄK2 is a multi‐professional intervention model in primary health care in Sweden that consisted of self‐assessment, peer‐review, written feedback, and agreements for change. Web‐based surveys were sent to both the management of participating primary health care centres (PHC) and to reviewers. The participating PHCs were fairly well‐staffed and had a high interest in improvement work. Descriptive analysis and content analysis was used.ResultsFor the PHC management, the following categories were formed: Comprehensive project, Time‐consuming, Multi‐professional character, Relevant action agreements, and Feasible to implement. For the reviewers, the following categories were formed: Multi‐professional character, Relevant action agreements, Feasible to implement, Useful self‐assessment questionnaire, and Valuable visit at the PHC. There was a high degree of consistency between the PHC management and the reviewers' answers, especially regarding the efficiency of the model to improve drug safety and the feasibility to implement it on a broad front.ConclusionSÄKLÄK2, a model with self‐assessment, peer review, written feedback, and the formation of action agreements was considered by both the participating heads of the PHC centres and the reviewers to be effective to improve drug safety in primary health care. Though time‐consuming, this multi‐professional model was considered to be feasible to implement on a broad front and might thereby be one way of working with quality improvement regarding drug safety.

AB - Rationale, aims, and objectivesDrug‐related morbidity is common, which results in suffering for the patients and a high cost to society. SÄKLÄK2 is a multi‐professional intervention model aiming at improving drug safety in primary health care. The objective of this study was to elucidate the perceptions of the participants' regarding the efficiency of the intervention and the feasibility to introduce this model widely.MethodSÄKLÄK2 is a multi‐professional intervention model in primary health care in Sweden that consisted of self‐assessment, peer‐review, written feedback, and agreements for change. Web‐based surveys were sent to both the management of participating primary health care centres (PHC) and to reviewers. The participating PHCs were fairly well‐staffed and had a high interest in improvement work. Descriptive analysis and content analysis was used.ResultsFor the PHC management, the following categories were formed: Comprehensive project, Time‐consuming, Multi‐professional character, Relevant action agreements, and Feasible to implement. For the reviewers, the following categories were formed: Multi‐professional character, Relevant action agreements, Feasible to implement, Useful self‐assessment questionnaire, and Valuable visit at the PHC. There was a high degree of consistency between the PHC management and the reviewers' answers, especially regarding the efficiency of the model to improve drug safety and the feasibility to implement it on a broad front.ConclusionSÄKLÄK2, a model with self‐assessment, peer review, written feedback, and the formation of action agreements was considered by both the participating heads of the PHC centres and the reviewers to be effective to improve drug safety in primary health care. Though time‐consuming, this multi‐professional model was considered to be feasible to implement on a broad front and might thereby be one way of working with quality improvement regarding drug safety.

U2 - 10.1111/jep.13195

DO - 10.1111/jep.13195

M3 - Article

JO - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

T2 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

JF - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

SN - 1365-2753

ER -