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September 2009

NQF: Measures to Improve Medication Safety and Quality

 

 

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 18 new measures to improve medication safrey and quality. These are aimed primarily at improving adherence to medications in patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, coronary artery disease, COPD, psychiatric conditions, and chronic kidney disease and on the elderly in general. But they also focus on medication reconciliation and on monitoring of patients on high-risk medications such as warfarin.

 

References:

 

National Quality Forum. National Quality Forum Endorses Measures to Improve Medication Safety and Quality. 18 Endorsed Measures Address Use and Management of Medication. August 17, 2009

http://www.qualityforum.org/News_And_Resources/Press_Releases/2009/National_Quality_Forum_Endorses_Measures_to_Improve_Medication_Safety_and_Quality.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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