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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Abstract

Rationale, aims, and objectives
Drug‐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.
Method
SÄKLÄK2 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.
Results
For 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.
Conclusion
SÄKLÄK2, 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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Department of Medicines Management and Informatics in Skåne County
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 2019 jun 14
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa