Pharmacists Association Recognizes Federal Effort To Reduce Adverse Drug Events
The Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation’s 2016 Pinnacle Award for its commitment to quality improvement initiatives, including AHRQ’s work on the National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions. The National Scorecard has shown that adverse drug events were reduced by 40 percent between 2010 and 2014, and instances of patient harm overall fell by 17 percent during that time. The APhA Foundation specifically mentioned AHRQ’s efforts, and those of other HHS agencies, in creating tools and resources and working with frontline pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other caregivers to generate and measure these substantial reductions in adverse drug events. Access a video highlighting AHRQ’s work, and get more information on how the National Scorecard can help your organization.